interventional pain procedures

Michael is an experienced interventional pain physician who performs a number of procedures to both investigate and treat painful conditions.

The procedures Michael performs are primarily tools to significantly improve your:

  • pain control

  • sleep;

  • mood;

  • functional ability;

  • quality of life.

To maintain the above benefits following a Michael will facilitate referral (where appropriate) for further  :

  • reconditioning;

  • dietary advice;

  • psychological support.

Below is a list of procedures Michael commonly performs with links to further information

Diagnostic tests

  • medial nerve branch blocks of:

    • cervical (neck) facet joints

    • thoracic (mid back) facet joints

    • lumbar (lower back) facet joints

  • Knee block (saphenous and genicular nerve)

  • Hip Block (articular branch of obturator and femoral nerves)

  • Shoulder block (suprascapular and axillary nerve)

  • Axillary nerve block (shoulder)

  • Coccyx pain (ganglion impar​)

  • pelvic pain (

Therapeutic interventions

  • Radiofrequency neurotomy

    • Lumbar

    • Cervical 

    • Thoracic

    • Knee

    • Hip

    • Shoulder

  • Epidurals

    • Caudal

    • Lumbar

    • Cervical

  • Nerve root injections

    • Lumbar

    • Thoracic

    • Cervical

  • Vertebral discography

    • Cervical

    • Thoracic

    • Lumbar

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