Fluoroscopic-Guided Procedures

Fluoroscopic-Guided Procedures are also known as live x-ray guided procedures. It is the gold standard for spine and joint injections. Fluoroscopic-guided procedures are utilized by interventional physicians to identify and treat painful conditions. The process of utilizing fluoroscopic guidance along with injecting a small amount of contrast dye assists the physician in placement of the needle. The confirmation of needle placement is an important component and aids in the success of treatment. Following proper placement of the needle, a local anesthetic (numbing medication), and a steroid will be injected to treat the suspected joint, disc, or nerve to provide pain relief.