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The Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) offers a wide spectrum of services dedicated to managing various disabilities and assisting patients to reach their maximal functional outcome.
Types of injections of corticosteroid medications into the area around the spinal nerves (epidural space) to reduce inflammation of the nerve and disc. Options include caudal epidural, interlaminar epidural, transforaminal epidural, and translaminar epidural.
Facet joint injections
Injections of medications into the spinal facet joints, which are located between each set of vertebrae in the spine from the neck to the tailbone.
Sacroiliac joint injection
A nerve block primarily used either to diagnose or treat low back pain and/or sciatica symptoms associated with sacroiliac joint dysfunction.
An injection technique used to evaluate patients with back pain for surgery who have not responded to nonsurgical care.
A minimally invasive treatment for spinal disc-related chronic low back pain, in which a catheter is used to slowly heat the outer layer of the disc, destroying nerve fibers, and sealing any small tears.
Hip joint aspiration
A procedure in which a sterile needle and syringe are used to drain fluid from the joint, used to obtain joint fluid for analysis, or to relieve joint swelling and pain.
Hip joint steroid injection
An injection of a steroid or other medication into a joint to reduce the inflammation and/or swelling of tissue in the joint space.
Injection of anesthetic into the tissues around the coccyx to eliminate pain and discomfort in the tailbone area.
A nerve block procedure to reduce some of the symptoms of chronic pain by blocking nerve impulses in sacral/coccyx region.
A procedure that involves inserting needles in specific points on the body to manipulate and stimulate those areas.
A physical, psychological, and social rehabilitation program to enable cancer patients to regain control over many aspects of their lives and remain as independent and productive as possible during and after cancer treatment.
A rehabilitation program that improves physical function in patients with cardiac disease or recent cardiac surgeries, includes nutritional therapies, weight loss programs, blood pressure control, diabetes management, and stress management and more.
integrated rehabilitation program to help people with chronic pulmonary
disease improve their quality of life and capabilities through
education, exercise training, psychosocial assistance, and disease
Back pain is one of the primary reasons people go to the doctor in the United States, second only to the common cold. What can you do about back pain?
Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you may have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.
Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.
Stanford Health Care provides comprehensive services to refer and track patients, as well as the latest information and news for physicians and office staff. For help with all referral needs and questions, visit Referring Physicians.
HOW TO REFER
Fax a referral form with supporting documentation to 650-320-9443.