Our mission is to help individuals with neck, back and musculoskeletal pain with safe, effective and evidence-based pain intervention procedures (injections) to determine the precise source of pain and to relieve it, in order to improve function and maximize the quality of life.
Halifax Spine and Pain Institute utilizes the services of recognized physicians who specialize in interventional pain practice and in the field of pain medicine to diagnose and treat non-surgical disorders of the spine and musculoskeletal system utilizing best practice guidelines.
Spinal injections play a very important role in diagnosing and treatment of neck and back pain. These injections should be done only under fluoroscopic guidance. Without fluoroscopy, these injections are largely ineffective and potentially dangerous.
Fluoroscopy is an imaging technique used to obtain real-time images of the internal structures of the body. You can obtain further information on fluoroscopy by clicking at the following link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fluoroscopy
Halifax Spine and Pain Institute is the only private Pain Clinic with a fluoroscopic unit in Nova Scotia. With this brand new equipment, our clinic has been performing such injections for more than one and a half years.
Its medical director, Dr. Edvin Koshi, is a Physiatrist experienced in assessment and treatment of spinal disorders. He has two Fellowships in Pain Medicine. He is the Chair of the Canadian Section of the World Institute of Pain, Instructor of International Spine Interventional Society and Instructor of the Canadian Pain Intervention Course.
In addition to selective spinal nerve injections for lumbar and cervical radiculopathy, SI joint injections, radiofrequency denervation of facet joints, atlanto-axial joint injections, and others, Dr. Koshi has introduced new techniques in Canada such as fluoroscopic injections for RSD and the very successful occipital compartment block for occipital neuralgia.