Injections Using X-Ray (Fluoroscopy):

  • Facet Joint: Used to diagnose and treat pain from the joints of the back and neck.  For more information go to:
    Facet Injection Video
  • Medial Branch Block: A test used to diagnose joint pain in the back and neck. Local anesthetic is used to numb the small nerves that innervate the joints. Additional information is available on our MBB Patient Handout.
    • For more information go to:

Medial Branch Block Video
Facet Joint Block Video

  • Radiofrequency Lesioning/Ablation (RF): Uses heat to disable the small medial branch nerves after joint pain has been diagnosed using facet joint injections or medial branch blocks. Can result in 6-12 months, or longer, of significant pain relief and can be safely repeated as needed.  For more information go to:
    RF Video
  • Sacroiliac Joint (SI): Used to diagnose and treat pain from the SI joint.  For more information go to:
    SI Injection Video
  • Hip Joint: Used to diagnose and treat pain from the hip joint.
  • Shoulder Joint: Used to diagnose and treat pain from the shoulder joint.
  • Genicular nerve block and RF: Used to diagnose/treat chronic knee pain. Procedure similar to that used for the back and neck, but applied to the knee.  For more information go to:
    Genicular Nerve Video