Injection

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Injection

6 Articles

Trigger Point Injections

Overview Trigger point injection is an outpatient procedure designed to reduce or relieve the pain of trigger points. Trigger points are small tender knots in the muscle or connective fascia tissue that surrounds muscles. The injection procedure takes only a few minutes to complete.   Prepar…

Medial Branch Block

Overview A Medial Branch Block is an injection of numbing medicine. The medial branch nerves attach to the facet joints of your spine and can hurt when the joints are injured or diseased.  The injection provides tempporary pain relief and helps the doctors find the source of your pain.   Pre…

Lumbar Sympathetic Block

Overview A Lumbar Sympathetic Block procedure is an injection that numbs nerves in your lower back.  It helps doctors find and treat sources of pain.  Usually, multiple injections are needed to treat a problem.   About the Sympathetic Nerves The sympathetic nerves travel along both sides of …

Facet Joint Injections

Overview The facet joints are found at the back of spinal vertebrae and can become painfully irritated or inflamed. An injection can relieve inflammation and pain, helping doctors diagnosis the pain’s source.   Skin Numbed In preparation for the procedure, the physician injects local anesthe…

Epidural Steroid Injection (ESI) – Lumbar Spine

Overview This injection procedure is performed to reduce nerve swelling and inflammation to relieve low back and radiating leg pain.   Patient Positioning You lie face down with a cushion under the stomach area.  This flexes the back to expand the spine and allow the doctor easier access to …

Epidural Steroid Injection (ESI) – Cervical Spine

Overview This injection treats painful nerve swelling in your cervical spine (neck), which can be caused by spinal stenosis or a herniated disc pressing on a nerve.   Preparation To begin, you lie down while local anesthetic is used to numb the injection site.   Placing the needle A nee…
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