Insight Medical Imaging provides pain management to help relieve various types of joint, back and musculo-skeletal pain. This usually involves the injection of cortisone into targeted joints, tendons or bursa. Many people report relief from pain and improved quality of life for several months after an injection, although this can vary. Our highly trained radiologists use fluoroscopy or ultrasound to precisely locate the target area specified by your doctor. Prior to injection, the area is sterilized and local anesthetic is administered (similar to what your dentist would use for a dental procedure). Pain management injections are paid for by Alberta Health and there is no charge to patients.
Insight Medical Imaging now offers speciality targeted assessment and rehabilitation services* through an affiliation with MDR- MSK Diagnostics and Rehabilitation. These assessments are conducted by Edmonton’s only certified clinical specialist physiotherapists**. For more information on MDR, please visit their website.
Lastly, please remember to bring your Alberta Health Care card, Photo ID, and most importantly, the requisition from your family doctor or practitioner to your appointment. Requisitions are crucial as they help us take the best possible images for diagnosis. Therefore, any exam may be deferred if you are missing a requisition from your doctor.
*Services not covered by Alberta Health Care.
**Clinical specialists are certified by the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. There are currently less than 20 MSK/pain specialists in Canada.