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The difference in the injections

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,671
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:30 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
I here everyone speaking of trigger point injects, ESI injections, facet injections..... What are each given for pain, correction? Thanks! ~Namaste~ lisa


  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,859
    I think for the most part, there are two injections that members talk about here:
    ESI - Epidural Spinal Injection which uses cortisone which is used to reduce some of the inflammation and allow the area to heal.
    Trigger Point Injections which use Lidocaine basically to numb the area and give it a chance to heal.

    Here is a Spine-Health article that can detail the various types of injections
    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
  • Papa Ron, Love the name~ Thanks for the site and information. I have had trigger point injections and BOTOX but not the ESI, and not on the neck area. Thanks, ~Namaste~ lisa
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