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Column Infiltration

This examination allows the injection of a medication (cortisone) accompanied by a local analgesic, in the periphery of the facet joints, located on either side of the spine. The goal is to relieve recurring pain.

Exam offered:

  • Facet Block
    This examination allows the injection of a medication (cortisone) accompanied by a local analgesic, in the periphery of the facet joints, located on either side of the spine. The goal is to relieve recurring pain.

    Examination duration 30 MINUTES


    Examination covered by the RAMQ


    PREPARATION

    Fast three (3) hours before the examination.

  • Lumbar foraminal block
    * This procedure is done by computed tomography (CT-Scan) in Westmount Square

    This examination allows the injection of a medication (dexamethasone) accompanied by a local analgesic near a foramen (small opening through a nerve located on each side of the spine). The goal of this procedure is to relieve recurring pain often caused by compression on the nerve.

    Examination duration 30 MINUTES


    Examinations NOT COVERED by the RAMQ


    PREPARATION

    Fast three (3) hours before the examination. Have someone accompany you to the clinic.

  • Epidural Block
    This exam enables a cortisone injection between two vertebral bodies in the epidural space, the area which surrounds the sac containing the nerve roots.

    The purpose of this infiltration is to inject a minimal quantity of anti-inflammatory cortisone to reduce inflammation between the nerve and intervertebral disc. This infiltration is performed in a prone position. After prepping the skin under sterile conditions, a needle is introduced between two vertebrae at the level of the lumbar spine, into the space surrounding the sac containing the nerve roots (epidural space). In general, this procedure is not very painful.

    At our Westmount Square clinic, we also perform infiltration of the pudendal nerve; this procedure is performed with a CT-scan.

    Examination duration 30 TO 60 MINUTES


    Examinations NOT COVERED by the RAMQ


    PREPARATION

    Fast 3 hours before procedure.

    Have someone accompany you to the clinic.