Spine injections are the following types: for diagnosing exact pain locations in the neck, back, leg, or arm, or as pain-relieving treatment. Typically, these injections are administered complementary to other conservative treatments such as exercise to improve pain symptoms.
The spinal injections are of the following types:
The epidural injections involve injecting analgesic, anti-inflammatory, or steroidial injections on an affected nerve in the epidural space. The instant pain relief from injection helps determine the exact pain-causing nerve, and the injection reduces inflammation and resolves pain as a result.
Specific Nerve Root Block Injections
Specific nerve root block injections are administered in conjunction with specific diagnostic tests that determine the specific nerve root causing pain. These injections are given in multiple areas of spinal compression and aim to relieve pain.
Medial branch block injections
A median branch block injection is a local anesthetic injection given onto the medial branch nerves; the nerves transmit pain signals from a facet joint. They can help find the exact facet joint spot, which is the pain generator.
Facet Joint Injection
Facet joint injections are anti-inflammatory and analgesic medicines given directly on the arthritic facet causing pain.
SI joint injections are given to joints located between the ileum(pelvic bones) and sacrum. They work similar to joint facet injections and improve pain in the buttocks, legs, and lower back.
NOTE: Most spinal injections are administered under x-ray supervision for relieving pain on the exact spot.
Spinal injections can be used as therapeutic medical in several spinal disorders along with other conservative approaches. Some spine disorders that benefit from spinal treatment are:
Spinal injections in Mumbai are used for diagnostic and treatments, and the conservative approach lasts about six weeks. However, their proper administration in the right quantity requires experience while injecting them in the right spot. Some steroidial injections used for treatment can be safely injected only by an experienced spine surgeon; otherwise, in excess, it may impose health implications. Dr. Saijyot Raut is one of the few specialists and experienced spine surgeons adept in administering spinal injections in Mumbai. So, for safe and effective treatment of the spine, consult Dr. Raut.