Spinal Injections

Spinal injections are a valuable non-surgical treatment option for individuals experiencing spine-related pain and discomfort. These injections deliver targeted medication directly to the source of pain in the spine, providing relief and improving the patient's overall quality of life. Premier Orthopaedic Associates offers a comprehensive range of spinal injection options as part of our commitment to personalized spine care.

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Conditions treated with spinal injections

Spinal injections can effectively treat a variety of conditions, including:

  • Herniated discs: When a disc's inner material protrudes and presses on nearby nerves, causing pain and inflammation.
  • Spinal stenosis: When the spinal canal narrows, compressing nerves and resulting in pain, numbness, or weakness.
  • Spondylolisthesis: To alleviate pain and discomfort caused by the displacement of one vertebra over another.
  • Spinal arthritis: To reduce inflammation and pain associated with degenerative joint disease.

Types of Spinal Injections

At Premier Orthopaedic Associates, we offer several types of spinal injections to address various spinal conditions:

Epidural steroid injections (ESIs)

ESIs are administered into the epidural space to reduce inflammation and relieve pain associated with conditions such as herniated discs and spinal stenosis.

Facet joint injections

These injections target the small joints between the vertebrae, providing pain relief for patients with facet joint syndrome or arthritis.

Sacroiliac joint injections

Administered into the sacroiliac joint, these injections can effectively alleviate pain caused by sacroiliac joint dysfunction.

Selective nerve root block (SNRB)

SNRBs are used to diagnose the specific nerve causing pain and deliver targeted relief.

Medial branch block (MBB)

MBBs target the nerves that transmit pain signals from the facet joints.
Trigger point injections: These injections can relieve the pain of muscle spasms in the back. 

What to expect

The spinal injection procedure typically involves the following steps:


Before the injection, patients undergo a thorough evaluation, including imaging studies, to determine the source of their pain.


Local anesthesia is administered to numb the area around the injection site, ensuring patient comfort.


Using fluoroscopy or ultrasound guidance for precision, the healthcare provider carefully administers the medication into the affected area of the spine.


After the injection, patients are monitored for a short time to ensure there are no adverse reactions.

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Benefits of spinal injections

Spinal injections offer several benefits for patients dealing with spine-related pain:

Effective pain relief

Spinal injections can provide significant pain relief, allowing patients to better manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life.

Minimally invasive

These procedures are minimally invasive, involving only a small needle, and often do not require sedation.

Diagnosis and treatment

Some spinal injections serve a dual purpose by helping diagnose the source of pain and providing therapeutic relief.

Avoiding surgery

Spinal injections may help patients avoid more invasive surgical interventions.

Recovery after spinal injections

Recovery from spinal injections is typically swift, with most patients able to return to their regular activities shortly after the procedure. Some patients may experience mild tenderness at the injection site, which usually subsides within a day or two. It's important to follow any post-procedure instructions we provide, so you experience optimal results.

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Why choose us?

When seeking spinal injections for pain relief, choosing the right healthcare provider is crucial. Premier Orthopaedic Associates offers several advantages:


Our team of experienced pain management specialists ensure you receive the highest level of expertise.

Personalized care

We tailor treatment plans to address your specific condition and individual needs.

State-of-the-art facilities

Our facilities are equipped with advanced imaging and injection technologies for precise and effective treatment.

A multidisciplinary approach

We believe in a comprehensive approach to spine care, offering a range of services, including physical therapy and surgical interventions, to support your recovery and well-being.

If you're seeking relief from spine-related pain, consider the benefits of spinal injections at Premier Orthopaedic Associates. Schedule a consultation with our expert team to explore your options and take the first step toward a pain-free and active life.

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Spinal Injections FAQ

What are spinal injections, and how do they work?

What conditions can be made less painful with spinal injections?

What can I expect during a spinal injection procedure?

Are spinal injections a long-term solution, or will I need repeat treatments?

What are spinal injections, and how do they work?

Spinal injections are minimally invasive procedures that deliver medication directly to the source of spine-related pain. These injections may contain steroids to reduce inflammation or local anesthetics to alleviate pain. By targeting the affected area, spinal injections can provide relief by reducing inflammation, blocking pain signals, and improving overall spinal function.

What conditions can be made less painful with spinal injections?

Spinal injections can effectively treat a range of conditions, including herniated discs, spinal stenosis, facet joint syndrome, sacroiliac joint dysfunction, and spinal arthritis. They are often recommended when conservative treatments like physical therapy and medications have not provided sufficient relief.

What can I expect during a spinal injection procedure?

During a spinal injection procedure, you will receive local anesthesia to numb the area around the injection site, ensuring your comfort. Using imaging guidance, the healthcare provider will then carefully administer the medication into the affected area of the spine. The procedure is relatively quick and typically done on an outpatient basis.

Are spinal injections a long-term solution, or will I need repeat treatments?

The duration of pain relief from spinal injections can vary from person to person and depends on the underlying condition being treated. Some patients experience long-lasting relief, while others may require periodic injections to manage chronic conditions. Your healthcare provider will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan to optimize pain relief and minimize the need for repeat injections.

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