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Lumbar and Cervical Epidural Steroid Injections
An epidural injection places anti-inflammatory medicine into the epidural space to decrease inflammation of the nerve roots, hopefully reducing or managing the pain in the back or legs. The epidural injection may help the injury to heal by reducing inflammation. It may provide permanent relief or provide a period of pain relief for several months while the injury/cause of pain is healing.
Lumbar and Cervical Facet Blocks
Facet joints are small joints that attach the vertebral bodies together and allow motion such as flexion, extension and turning in the spinal column. Similar to other joints, facet joints can also develop arthritis type conditions and be a source of back pain. Facet joint pain can be diagnosed by physical exam, x ray and diagnostic injections called facet blocks.
Selective Nerve Root Blocks
Selective Nerve Root Blocks is performed with the aid of fluoroscopic x-ray imaging in injecting a small amount of local anesthetic and steroid in close proximity to the spinal nerve root where the pain is being generated. This method of pain management is more effective as the medicine is placed closer to the pain generating site.
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