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Spine Injections

How Spine Injections Work:

Spine injections work by introducing medications, such as corticosteroids or numbing agents, directly into the affected spinal region. This precise delivery aims to reduce inflammation, alleviate pain, and promote healing. The medications can target specific structures, such as nerves, joints, or discs, addressing the root cause of the pain.

Types of Spine Injections:

There are several types of spine injections, each designed to address specific spinal issues:

  • Epidural injections

    Targeting the epidural space around the spinal cord, these injections can provide relief from conditions like herniated discs or spinal stenosis.

  • Facet Joint Injections

    Administered directly into the facet joints of the spine, which are located between each vertebra of the spine, these injections can reduce pain stemming from facet joint arthritis or inflammation.

  • Sacroiliac joint injections

    Sacroiliac joint injections involve the administration of medication into the sacroiliac joint, which connects the spine to the pelvis. This procedure can help alleviate pain and inflammation associated with sacroilitis or other sacroiliac joint issues.

  • Caudal steroid injection

    Caudal steroid injections target the epidural space near the tailbone, providing relief for lower back pain and leg discomfort. This injection contains corticosteroids and a local anesthetic, aiming to reduce inflammation and manage conditions like sciatica or herniated discs.

Conditions Treated:

Spine injections are effective in managing various spinal conditions affecting all regions of the spine, including:

Chronic neck or back pain

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Herniated discs

Spinal stenosis


Sacroiliac joint dysfunction


Degenerative disc disease


Benefits and Effectiveness of Spine Injections:

The benefits of spine injections are primarily centered around their effectiveness in providing targeted relief for spinal pain. By directly addressing the affected area, these injections ensure precise and powerful pain alleviation. One key advantage is the ability of the medications within the injections to reduce inflammation, a common source of spinal discomfort. This not only contributes to immediate relief but also supports a more sustained improvement in overall spinal health. There are also very few side effects to spine injections; as the medications are delivered locally, the impact on the rest of the body is kept to a minimum, enhancing the safety and tolerability of the treatment.

When to Consider Spine Injections:

If conservative treatments like medications or physical therapy have not provided sufficient relief, or if the pain is stemming from a specific area of the spine, your doctor may recommend spine injections. If you’d like to avoid or postpone surgery and are seeking a non-surgical alternative for pain relief, spine injections could be a suitable choice.

We All Deserve To Be Pain-Free:

Find the Right Solution for Spine Pain

At New York Pain Management Group, our experienced team can help you find the right solution for your spine pain. Through a comprehensive evaluation, we determine the most suitable spine injection type to manage your pain. Don't spine pain limit your life - schedule a consultation to explore your options.

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