Types of Injections for Back Pain




Nerve block, discography, and epidural are some of the injections for back pain relief.

Dr. Jose Mena, Interventional Spine Specialist with Miami Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute, says the nerve block and the epidural injections are pretty much the same, and they are to to bring the inflammation down. “Discography is a diagnostic injection. We put a needle inside the disc to see what is causing the symptoms, and normally what we are looking is to re-create the symptoms of the patient and this will most likely go a surgical route.”

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