There are a lot of options, and thus a lot of choices and decisions, when it comes to choosing pain injections. Epidural Steroid Injections. Medial branch nerve blocks. Radiofrequency neurotomy. Prolotherapy. It can be confusing. Each have their own purposes, risks, benefits, and side-effects. Knowing how each works gives you an advantage against your pain.
Costotransverse and costovertebral joint injections both involve carefully injecting medication into the small joints where the ribs join with the spine in the upper back.
Explore the results from costotransverse and costovertebral joint injections, along with their potential risks and complications.
Epidural Injection Procedure
Explanation of how an epidural steroid injection is performed in the lower spine, including post-injection precautions.
The effectiveness of an epidural steroid injection can vary. Read on to learn about the success rates of these injections for different causes of sciatica and lower back pain.
Epidural Steroid Injections
A comprehensive guide to epidural steroid injections: how they work, how they reduce inflammation, success rates, and patients who should not have the injections.
While rare, potential risks and side effects are possible with epidural steroid injections. Examine potential risks and side effects.
If the facet block procedure is effective in alleviating the patient's back pain, it is often considered reasonable for the procedure to be done up to three times per year.
As with all invasive medical procedures, there are potential risks and complications associated with facet joint injections. However, in general, the risk is low and complications are rare.
Facet Joint Injection Procedure
A facet joint injection is a relatively simple, straightforward procedure, and is usually performed in an office based procedure suite or in an ambulatory surgical center.