Injection Treatments for Spinal Pain
- Epidural Steroid Injections
Epidural Steroid Injections (ESIs) are a common method of treating inflammation associated with low back related leg pain, or neck related arm pain. In both of these conditions, the spinal nerves become inflamed due to narrowing of the passages where the nerves travel as they pass down or out of the spine.
- Lumbar Zygapophysical (Facet) Joint Injections
Facet Joint Injections are performed while you are awake using local anesthetic (numbing) much like when you see the dentist. There are two reasons for having a facet joint injection: diagnosis (to determine the source of pain) and therapy (to treat an abnormality that has been detected).