The term “epidural steroid injection” refers to the injection of corticosteroids into the epidural space of the vertebral column as a means of treating pain caused by irritation of the spinal nerves.
Pain which is mostly in the back or neck with a less specific vague aching in the legs or arms may be coming from one or more of the little guiding joints in the lumbar or cervical area of the spine.
Your doctor has prescribed this test to determine if surgery is needed and which levels are producing your pain. There are a variety of treatments available. This test will help your surgeon …
Just as a joint in your finger, shoulder, or elbow can give you discomfort, so can facet joints in your back. This is a type of “mechanical low back pain” or “mechanical neck pain” and has certain characteristics,…
The goal of radiofrequency lesion generation is to provide pain relief by applying a controlled amount of energy to a specific nerve that has been determined to be the cause of your pain.
LON LUTZ, MD, DABPM
Lon J. Lutz, MD has been practicing Interventional Pain Medicine in the greater Twin Cities area since 1991. Dr. Lutz was a founder of the HealthEast Pain Center in St. Paul in 1992. His practice is now based in Oakdale focusing primarily on diagnostic and therapeutic procedures related to chronic and painful conditions of the spine and extremities, with procedures being performed at High Point Surgery Center in Lake Elmo and Minnesota Valley Surgery Center in Burnsville.
Dr. Lutz graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree with Honors in Pharmaceutical Sciences from North Dakota State University in 1980. He went on to graduate Alpha Omega Alpha from the University of North Dakota Medical School in 1985. His Post Graduate training included 2 years of General Surgery at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota and an Anesthesiology Residency at the Mayo College of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Lutz then served as an Associate Consultant in Anesthesiology at Mayo Clinic Rochester, providing instruction and training to medical students and residents, as well as maintaining a clinical practice in Anesthesiology and Interventional Pain Medicine. Dr. Lutz is Board Certified in Anesthesiology since in 1991 and in Pain Medicine since 1994.
Dr. Lutz has been actively involved in the Spine Intervention Society (SIS) since its inception in 1990 and currently serves as a Masters Level Instructor for that organization. He makes it a priority to share his skills and expertise with the next generation of interventional pain physicians by serving as a frequent instructor in courses on the safe and effective performance of various interventional lumbar and cervical spine procedures.
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