Joshua Adedokun
Joshua Adedokun

Consultant in Pain Medicine

Manchester

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Treatments provided by Joshua Adedokun

Mr Joshua Adedokun offers expert management of a wide range of chronic pain conditions using the latest technology and techniques.

Treatments, operations and tests

Epidural injection

Epidural steroid injection is a technique for relieving pain from spinal stenosis and spinal disc herniation. Using a needle, relatively small amounts of corticosteroids together with a local anesthetic are injected into the epidural space around the spinal cord and spinal nerves. The anti-inflammatory effect of the corticosteroid is responsible for providing pain relief. Modern techniques employ image guidance for accuracy. This allows the physician to visualize the location of the needle with respect to the anatomy prior to the injection. While traditional techniques without image guidance, also known as blind injections, can assure a degree of accuracy using anatomical landmarks, it has been shown in studies that image guidance provides much more reliable localization and accuracy in comparison.

I specialise in...

  • Persistent neck and back pain
  • Musculoskeletal pain syndromes
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Chronic abdominal pain syndromes
  • Radiofrequency techniques for spinal and non-spinal pain
  • Medico-legal services