Pain Management

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Dr. Lee is now offering patients expanded pain management injections and services. He received his medical degree with honors (AOA) from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. He continued his training at the University of California, San Francisco, where he was also chief resident, followed by a fellowship at the University of California, San Diego.

“I am pleased to offer these much needed specialty pain management services and expand our quality network of convenient and technologically advanced imaging services.” says Radiologist Peter Lee, M.D.

Hundreds of patients with pain have been helped since Dr Lee joined the practice. Learn more about what pain management is and read what our patients have to say below.


What is a pain management injection?

Pain Management Injections provide long-term pain relief by delivering a combination of local anesthetic and steroid to an area in the body that is the source of pain, using image guidance to ensure proper needle placement. These injections will be performed by a Board Certified Radiologist with Fluoroscopic X-ray or CT guidance to ensure proper needle placement.

What type of injections do you offer?

Our pain clinic offers several types of injections:
Epidural Steroidal Injection (Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar )
Extremity Joint Injection
Facet Joint Injection
Sacroiliac Joint Steroid Injection
Selective Nerve Root Block
Trigger Point Injection

Are there medication restrictions for this procedure?

Yes, if you are on Coumadin, Heparin, Plavix or Aspirin, you will need to discontinue these medications prior to your procedure. You must consult your physician for approval before you stop taking your medication.

Can I eat or drink before my procedure?

Medications other than those mentioned above may be taken with water. If you have diabetes, please follow your normal insulin schedule.

How much time should I allow?

Procedures typically take 30 minutes, but may vary depending on the injection ordered. Following your procedure, you will be monitored for at least 15 minutes before you can leave.

What should I wear to my procedure?

Please wear comfortable clothing without metal, zippers, or other metal fasteners. For some procedures you may be asked to change into a cloth gown. Lockers are available to store your personal belongings.

What should I bring to my procedure?

Please bring all recent film studies and reports that relate to this procedure (MRI, CT, etc.) if they were not performed at Advanced Medical Imaging or The Charlotte Hungerford Hospital. The radiologist will need this information to perform your procedure. Please bring proof of identification and your insurance card. Your insurance company will be billed for the procedure.

Will the injection be painful?

The amount and degree of discomfort that you will experience is highly variable depending on the injection that was ordered. Every attempt is made to maximize your comfort during the course of the procedure.

How will I feel after the procedure?

You will be able to move about freely, but may want to perform only light activity for the remainder of the day. You must bring a driver to take you home after your injection.

Should I see the radiologist for ongoing pain management care?

Since you have been referred for pain relief, you may be scheduled for one or a series of injections. Once you have completed your pain management injection(s), you should follow-up with your physician for ongoing care. You will need a written order from your physician for all pain management injections.