Back Pain: Injections

Dr. Jose Mena, Interventional Spine Specialist with Miami Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute, says the first step is having a MRI or a CT scan that they use prior to the procedure that will serve as a road map, so they have an idea of what the problem is.

He explains in the spine there are the different bones called vertebra and in between them there are the different soft tissues, called the discs, which are where the nerves come out from. With the injections, doctors can treat the pain putting a needle inside the disc.

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