Therapeutic & Diagnostic Pain Relief Services

South Texas Radiology Imaging Centers offers comprehensive non-surgical image-guided pain relief services designed to alleviate back and joint pain. This special program is designed to help patients before or after surgical intervention. We will work with you and your physician to develop the best course of care.

Pain Management Scheduling: 210-617-9070
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Featuring Spine & Joint Treatments


Candidates for Pain Relief Treatment May Have:
  • Persistent pain that is not improved with rest and therapy
  • Abnormal imaging study
  • Degenerative arthritis
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Disc herniation
  • Neck, back or sciatic pain

Spine & Joint Treatments
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Nerve Root Block
  • Facet Joint Injection / RF Ablation
  • Steroid Injection-Peripheral Joint Baker’s Cyst & Ganglion Cyst Therapy
  • Fluid Aspiration
  • Lumbar Discography
  • Vertebral Augmentation
Pain Relief Treatment Candidates
  • Neck, back or sciatica pain
  • Abnormal imaging study
  • Persistent pain that does not improve with therapy
  • Degenerative arthritis
  • Joint-centered pain
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Disc herniation
VERTEBRAL AUGMENTATION (VERTEBROPLASTY / KYPHOPLASTY)
  • Using fluoroscopy guidance, bone cement is placed into weakened or fractured bones of the spine
  • The cement stabilizes the bone and promotes healing, thereby reducing or eliminating pain
EPIDURAL STERIOD INJECTION (ESI)
  • Central ESI to treat lower extremity radicular symptoms (sciatica)
  • Transforaminal ESI with anesthetic and steroid to determine the origin of radicular symptoms and reduce inflammation surrounding a nerve root
FACET BLOCK & DENERVATION
  • Block is performed to assess if the pain is coming from the small joints in the back of the spine
  • Long-term relief of pain can then be achieved by thermal ablation of the nerves to the joints
JOINT TREATMENT (INCLUDES BURSA & TENDON TREATMENT)
  • Image-guided injections provide maximal success
  • Upper and lower extremity intra-articular injections
  • Sacroiliac joint intra-articular injections
  • Peritendinous and bursa injections for pain
  • Calcific tendonitis aspiration
  • Baker's Cyst and Ganglion Cyst therapy
Features and Benefits
  • Correlate imaging findings with clinical assessment
  • Image-guided therapy with documentation of needle placement
  • Specialized Musculoskeletal Radiologists
  • Minimally invasive procedures with maximum potential for relief

Pain Management Services Available At These Locations

Orthopedic Imaging Center

21 Spurs Lane, Sub Level, Suite 140 San Antonio, Texas 78240

Hardy Oak Imaging & Interventional Center
Women’s Imaging

18707 Hardy Oak Blvd., Suite 100 & 110 San Antonio, TX 78258