Entries by Pisa Pain

What is a Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection?

This injection procedure is performed to relieve low back and radiating leg pain. Steroid medication can reduce the swelling and inflammation caused by spinal conditions. The patient lies face down. A cushion under the stomach area provides comfort and flexes the back. In this position, the spine opens and allows for easier access to the […]

What is Lumbar Radiofrequency Neurotomy?

During this minimally-invasive procedure, the provider uses heat from radio waves to treat painful facet joints in your lower back. This procedure is also called radiofrequency rhizotomy. It can treat pain that doesn’t respond to medications or to physical therapy.

What is a Lumbar Sympathetic Block?

This procedure is an injection that numbs branches of nerves in your lower back. It helps doctors find and treat a number of problems linked to these nerves. Usually, a series of injections is needed to treat a problem. The sympathetic nerves travel along both sides of your spine. They are associated with a wide […]

What is a Medial Branch Block?

The medial branch block procedure is performed to identify a painful facet joint. The facet joints are the joints between the vertebrae in the spine. They allow the spine to bend, flex and twist. In preparation for the procedure, the patient is positioned on his stomach. The provider injects a local anesthetic. This numbs the […]

Congratulations to Dr. Eric G. Cornidez!

Celebrating the 2017 winners at the 40 Under 40 Awards Breakfast, December 5, 2017   Congratulations to Dr. Eric G. Cornidez for receiving the award for 40 under 40 from the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Arizona Daily Star. The award recognizes young leaders who are making an impact in the community with their […]