He works under the paradigm that ‘less is more’; this conservative methodology allows him to help patients reduce symptoms with as little pharmaceutical and/or surgical intervention as possible. He uses Fluoroscopy and Ultrasound — imaging techniques that allow physicians to assess and treat musculoskeletal conditions and perform injection techniques such as Epidural Steroid Injections, Facet Injections, Sacroiliac Joint Injections, Radiofrequency Ablation, and Peripheral Joint Injections (shoulders, hips, knees, etc). Injections are used only when necessary to reduce pain and inflammation so that patients may reap the benefits of rehabilitation.
Ketamine infusion therapy, while rarely performed, can be very effective in treating neuropathic pain which is resistant to other treatments. It is most commonly used for pain from RSD or CRPS (chronic regional pain syndrome). It is also used in fibromyalgia, phantom limb pain, and postherpetic neuralgia. In part, Ketamine infusion works on receptors in the central nervous system to reduce sensitivity to pain. Francis Corrigan, . has the experience to confidently provide this advanced pain management technique for the rare patient who does not respond to other treatments. Dr. Corrigan is currently the only Pain Management doctor providing this treatment in the Raleigh, Durham and Cary marketplace. He has successfully treated patients in Pinehurst for several years with this advanced treatment option.
Thank you for a very well presented procedure and images. Believe it or not, where I’m working now, we have no fluoro. We have CT and US. Have done these in the past going just under the inferior rim of the coccyx with fluoro as was suggested in another comment. Will give it a go with CT as I feel going through the ligament, as you suggest, is probably more controlled and possibly better tolerated. I wouldn’t feel comfortable using US to get the ganglion as the bone would block visualization. If I just wanted a joint injection at the sc joint, then I could use US… Also, a short block scan of the coccyx region with ct will give me a lot of information about other things that may be going on such as Tarlov cysts, mets, etc.