PH: 208.765.4807 | FAX: 208.765.2903

1686 W. Riverstone Drive | Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814

   
 
   
 
         
 

Interventional Pain Procedures

Our surgery center is a Medicare accredited ambulatory surgery center (ASC). Our state of the art facility allows us to perform the same procedures and reduce the costs or out of pocket expense to the patient. ASCs can maximize efficiency and quality outcomes for patients. Medicare procedures performed in ASCs cost 53% less than the amount paid to hospital outpatient departments for the same service. Private insurance companies tend to save similarly, which means employers also incur lower health care costs when employees utilize ASC services.

PROCEDURES DONE AT PMNI 

- Epidural Steroid Injections

  • Cervical
  • Thoracic
  • Lumbar Interlaminar, transforaminal, and caudal approaches 
 

- Sacroiliac Joint Injections

 

- Facet Injections

  • Cervical
  • Thoracic
  • Lumbar 
 

- Stellate Ganglion Blocks

 

- Lumbar Sympathetic Blocks

 

- Superior Hypogastric Plexus Blocks

 

- Ganglion Impar Blocks

 

- Radiofrequency Ablation:

  • Radiofrequency ablation (or RFA) is a procedure used to reduce pain. An electrical current produced by a radio wave is used to heat up a small area of nerve tissue, thereby decreasing pain signals from that specific area. RFA has proven to be a safe and effective way to treat some forms of pain. It also is generally well-tolerated with very few associated complications. There is a slight risk of infection and bleeding at the insertion site. Dr. Scott Magnuson can advise you about your particular risk.
 

- Diagnostic Peripheral Nerve Blocks

 

- Trigger Point Injections

 

- Joint/Bursa Injections

  • hip
  • knee
  • shoulder
 

- Lumbar Discography

  • Cervical
  • Thoracic
  • Lumbar Interlaminar, transforaminal, and caudal approaches 
 

- Spinal Cord Stimulation Trials And
Permanent Placement

 

- Intrathecal Catheter Placement For Drug
  Delivery Trials and Permanent Placement

 

- Botox For Migraine Headaches  

 

- Vertebral Augmentation For Spinal
  Compression Fractures

 

- Scrambler Therapy For Peripheral
  Neuropathy

  • Peripheral neuropathy is a general term referring to a group of conditions that cause nerve pain. “Peripheral” points out the fact that the conditions affects the arms and/or legs. “Neuropathy” means an abnormal condition of the nerves. In this case, the abnormal condition is pain from the nerves. We all know that the nerves are essentially the highways that pain signals travel on. If we twist our ankle, it is the peripheral nerves that carry the “pain information” from our ankle to our brain. However, in the case of peripheral neuropathy it is the nerves themselves that become the source of pain.

  • How does this happen? There are a number of reasons nerves become damaged or injured. Direct trauma to a nerve through an injury is one source. Examples are when a nerve is damaged by a bone fracture, a herniated disc in the low back, or from pinching by scar tissue after a surgery. Other causes of neuropathy include certain diseases such as diabetes, medications (certain cancer treating drugs), alcohol abuse, and nutritional deficiencies. However, in most cases of painful peripheral neuropathy, the cause is unknown.

  • Treatment of pain from peripheral neuropathy can be challenging. In most cases, treating the symptoms of pain is all that can be done. Various medications are used to treat the pain such as Gabapentin or Lyrica. These medications help decrease the activity of pain nerves and often decrease the severity of the pain, but do not eliminate it. A new therapy called “Scrambler” therapy has shown promise in helping those with severe neuropathic pain from diabetes, chemotherapy, post herpetic neuralgia (such as shingles) and a number of other neuropathies that have not responded to the usual medication treatment. Scrambler therapy uses different types of nerve waveforms similar to ones from our own nerves and delivers them in a unique algorithm to help block pain signals. Initial studies have shown a dramatic improvement in symptoms, as much as 90% improvement that can last for a few months to greater than a year. Most often people are able to reduce or eliminate the medications they are taking for their pain. This is a non-invasive treatment with no known side effects. Neuropathic pain can be devastating and difficult to treat for many people. Talk to your provider today to see if Scrambler therapy is right for you.
 
 

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Pain Management of North Idaho
1686 W. Riverstone Drive
Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814
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PH:208.765.4807
Fax:208.765.2903

 
         
 

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Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814
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