Medical interventionsThere are a range of medical procedures available at Capital Pain and Rehabilitation Clinic.

These include:

1) For spasticity in upper and lower limbs:  

  • Botulinum toxin neurostimulator-controlled intramuscular injections;
  • Phenol muscle motorpoint and neurolytic injections under neurostimulator control.

2) Pain procedures:   

  • Electromyography and nerve conduction studies
  • Zygapophysial joint diagnostic injections under x-ray control – cervical, thoracic and lumbar;

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  • Zygapophysial joint intra-articular injections;
  • Sacroiliac joint injections;
  • Peripheral joint injections including Synvisc injections for arthritic joints;
  • Lumbar and thoracic transforaminal epidural injections;
  • Lumbar sympathetic injections for lower limb sympathetic blocks;
  • Stellate ganglion injections;
  • Full upper limb sympathetic blocks;
  • Disc: provocation discography, percutaneous disc decompression
  • Percutaneous radiofrequency neurotomy to cervical, thoracic and lumbar zygapophysial joints, sacroiliac joints and peripheral nerves.

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All procedures where relevant are undertaken under x-ray imaging using a C-arm fluoroscope which delivers minimal radiation, and quite commonly as part of a routine consultation where indicated.

  • Hospital admission:
    • for some specialist pain relieving interventions e.g lignocaine and ketamine infusions;
    • And surgical implantation of nerve stimulators, both spinal and peripheral.

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