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Patient Education

Patients, the education sheets below are provided to help you understand a variety of diagnostic and pain management procedures that Intermountain Medical Imaging provides. Please click on the link or image to see the PDF of each information sheet.

Arthrography Patient Education
Arthrography helps physicians evaluate alterations in structure and function of a joint and help to determine the possible need for treatment, including arthroscopy, open surgery or joint replacement.

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Myelogram Patient Education
A myelogram is a simple test performed to look at the spinal sac and the nerve roots that exit from the spinal canal.

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Cervical Facet Injection
For Chronic Neck Pain and Headache
A cervical facet injection is an outpatient procedure for diagnosing and treating neck, shoulder, and upper back and headache pain.

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Cervical Interlaminar Epidural Steroid Injection
For Neck & Arm Pain
A cervical interlaminar epidural steroid injection is an outpatient procedure for treating neck, upper back, shoulder and arm pain.

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Cervical Medial Branch Block
For Chronic Neck Pain and Headache
A cervical medial branch block is an outpatient procedure for diagnosing and treating neck, shoulder, and upper back and headache pain.

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Cervical Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)
For Chronic Neck Pain and Headache
A cervical radiofrequency ablation is an outpatient procedure for treating neck, shoulder, and upper back pain. It is also called cervical facet thermal coagulation or rhizotomy.

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Cervical Selective Nerve Root Block
For Neck & Arm Pain
A cervical selective nerve root block is a target specific epidural steroid injection for diagnosing and treating neck, upper back, shoulder, and arm pain.

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Cervical Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection
For Neck & Arm Pain
A cervical transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection is an outpatient procedure for treating neck, upper back, shoulder, and arm pain.

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Thoracic Facet Injection
For Chronic Upper & Mid Back Pain
A thoracic facet joint injection is an outpatient procedure for diagnosing and treating upper and middle back pain.

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Thoracic Medial Branch Block
For Chronic Upper & Mid Back Pain
A thoracic medial branch block is an outpatient procedure for diagnosing and treating upper and middle back pain.

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Thoracic Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)
For Chronic Upper & Mid Back Pain
A thoracic radiofrequency ablation is an outpatient procedure for treating upper and middle back pain. It is also called thoracic facet thermal coagulation or rhizotomy.

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Thoracic Selective Nerve Root Block
For Upper & Mid Back Pain
A thoracic selective nerve root block is a target specific epidural steroid injection for diagnosing and treating upper and middle back pain.

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Thoracic Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection
For Upper & Mid Back Pain
A thoracic transforaminal epidural steroid injection is an outpatient procedure for treating upper and middle back pain.

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Lumbar Caudal Epidural Steroid Injection
For Low Back & Leg Pain
A lumbar caudal epidural steroid injection is an outpatient procedure for treating low back and leg pain.

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Lumbar Discography
For Diagnosing Disc Pain
Lumbar discography is a procedure for diagnosing painful tears in interventional discs in the lower back.

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Lumbar Facet Injection
For Chronic Low Back Pain
A lumbar facet injection is an outpatient procedure for diagnosing and treating low back, button, hip and groin pain.

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Lumbar Medial Branch Block
For Chronic Low Back Pain
A lumbar medial branch block is an outpatient procedure for diagnosing and treating low back, buttock, hip, and groin pain.

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Lumbar Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)
For Chronic Low Back Pain
A lumbar radiofrequency ablation is an outpatient procedure for treating low back, button, hip and groin pain. It is also called a lumbar facet thermal coagulation or rhizotomy.

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Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
For Low Back & Leg Pain
A lumbar selective nerve root block is a target-specific epidural steroid injection for diagnosing and treating low back and leg pain.

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Lumbar Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection
For Low Back & Leg Pain
A lumbar tranforaminal epidural steroid injection is an outpatient procedure for treating low back and leg pain.

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Sacroiliac Joint Injection
For Chronic Low Back & Buttock Pain
A sacroiliac joint injection is an outpatient procedure for treating low back and buttock pain.

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Vertebroplasty
For a Compression Fracture
Vertebroplasty is a minimally invasive procedure for treating a compression fracture of the spine. Using bone cement, this treatment stabilizes the crushed bone, relieving pain and increasing mobility for 70-90% of patients.

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