Nerve Injections

Nerve Hydro-Dissection
Nerve Hydro-Dissection

Many people suffer from chronic nerve related pain and are told nothing can be done except take pain medications. What if a treatment could resolve your pain and help decrease your use of pain medications?

Most nerve pain stems from nerve entrapment syndromes that can be difficult to diagnose using traditional testing like MRI and nerve conduction studies. At Performance Injury Care & Sports Medicine (PICSM) we are the leader in the NW region for diagnosing and treatment of these often overlooked nerve pain syndromes. We specialize in looking at nerves using high resolution ultrasound imaging and have the highest quality imaging equipment in Montana.

By using diagnostic ultrasound to visualize your nerves, we can trace them after leaving your spine and follow their course as they travel to your extremities. By visualizing your nerve we can identify areas that are swollen and/or compressed. Once identified, we then can guide an injection needle to the identified area and hydro-dissect structures that are entrapping the nerve causing your pain.

Simply stated, we use fluid to break down areas of swelling and restriction.

At PICSM we are specially trained in this technique and Dr. Phillip M. Steele lectures widely on the topic of nerve entrapments and hydro-dissection treatment. From head to toe, we may be able to resolve nerve related pain once your entrapment site is identified.

For those suffering from chronic cervical, occipital and temporal type headaches, we might have an answer for you. We have helped hundreds of patients using ultrasound guided nerve injections to break up scar tissue that is causing pain.

Small Cutaneous Nerve
Small Cutaneous Nerve

For those suffering chronic pain after a surgical procedure, scar tissue can cause entrapment of nearby nerves resulting in chronic pain and stiffness. We have helped many with chronic pain after joint replacement, rotator cuff surgery and even abdominal pain.

If you suffer from chronic neuropathic pain, come and see us for a consult and we can discuss options for treatment.