The Center for Pain Medicine is proud to provide state of the art, cutting edge technology—ultrasound guided injections-- to treat complex musculoskeletal pain. Together with a comprehensive medical history, physical exam and routine static imaging such as X-rays and MRIs, ultrasound guided injections allows us to better diagnosis and treat pain. The cornerstone of interventional therapy relies on accurate injections into very specific locations. Guided ultrasound injections accurately deliver medication to painful target sites and thereby provide the greatest amount of pain reduction. Unlike CT scans and fluoroscopy, ultrasound does not expose the patient to radiation. At the Center for Pain Medicine, we believe ultrasound imaging is one more tool in our multidisciplinary arsenal in the treatment of pain in our patients.
As with all treatment modalities we encourage you discuss this type of intervention with your UCSD pain specialist at the Center for Pain Medicine.