Better Pain Management through Imaging at Monmouth County Rehabilitation Center
The Medical Doctor at our Red Bank, NJ facility uses Fluoroscopy and Ultrasound for better diagnoses and more accurate and effective injections.
There are a lot of positive changes happening here at Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation Center. With the addition of a medical doctor — Dr. Joseph Mejia, D.O. — to our staff, our facility is quickly becoming a one-stop shop for a number of conditions, including back pain, neck pain, sciatica, disc problems, sports injuries, and auto accident injuries.
With a staff that includes a Medical Doctor (Dr. Mejia is a specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation), Doctors of Chiropractic, Physical Therapists, Acupuncturists, and a Massage Therapist, we’re offering pretty much every type of healthy, conservative, and results-oriented care possible—and all under one roof.
Now, I’d like to let our patients know that our comprehensive facility is also incorporating two additional types of imaging techniques—Fluoroscopy and Ultrasound.
I’m guessing that most of you are a lot more familiar with Ultrasound technology than Fluoroscopy. After all, this is the same technology used during pregnancy. Ultrasound uses the reflections of sound waves to create real-time, moving images.
Ultrasound is used in a different context at Monmouth Pain and Rehab—specifically, to view musculoskeletal conditions while in motion. This allows our doctor to make more accurate diagnoses, and assists with image-guided injections.
For example, let’s say we have a patient with knee pain. The doctor might use Ultrasound to perform image-guided Joint Injections—the injection of a corticosteroid to reduce pain and inflammation.
To ensure that corticosteroid Joint Injections are done with the utmost accuracy, Ultrasound might also be used to perform diagnostic injections, in which a simple numbing agent (such as Lidocaine) is used. When pain is temporarily relieved during this process, we know that we’ve pinpointed the exact area of pain.
You’re probably less familiar with Fluoroscopy. In our Fluoroscopic suite, an intermittent x-ray is passed through an affected body part and then transferred to a monitor to be viewed in detail. This type of imaging provides our doctor with a live, moving image to help determine the size, shape, and structure of problems within the musculoskeletal system.
Some types of injections—including Epidural Steroid Injections—are administered with the help of Fluoroscopy. Because our physician is able to watch as injections are performed—in real time—we can ensure that medication is delivered as safety and as close to the inflamed nerve root as possible.
To learn more about Ultrasound and Fluoroscopy, or to discuss treatment for your back pain, neck pain, disc problems, sciatica, or other conditions, please contact our Monmouth County office. Our pain management and rehabilitation center is located in Red Bank, NJ.