Please see the index below for a list of all our articles on Injections.

If you are new to the subject, we recommend starting with: Injections for Neck and Back Pain Relief

How do you know if a medial branch block provided positive results? If the pain is improved by at least 80% within the first 4-6 hours, that indicates...

The procedure for medial branch injections involves using X-ray guidance for accuracy and injecting anesthetic into the facet joint(s) of the spine.

For some patients, the source of their back or neck pain may be the facet joints – pairs of small joints at each vertebral level of the spine. To confirm this source of pain, a medial branch nerve block may be performed.

Prolotherapy for back pain usually involves treating ligaments and joint spaces in the spine and/or hip by injecting small amounts of a medicated solution.

Radiofrequency ablation involves creating a heat lesion on a pain-transmitting nerve to prevent the nerve from sending pain signals to the brain.

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