Reasons for Spinal Injection Of Corticosteroids
Why Spinal Injection Of Corticosteroids is Performed
Reasons for Procedure
- To diagnose whether a specific site in the spine is the cause of persistent pain or disability
- To reduce pain caused by swelling or inflammation around the spine
- Improve physical function for people with persistent low back pain and/or sciatica
Spinal injections are typically performed when persistent pain and disability are not relieved by:
- Ice and heat therapies
- Physical therapy
- Back exercises
- Changes to the physical set-up of the work environment
- Changes to physical activities, including work
- Spinal manipulation
Learn what the procedure is. Find out how it is performed.
Find out why and when this procedure should be done.
Learn about possible complications and what might increase the risk of them.
What to Expect
Find out how long it will take, what they will be doing and what to expect afterwards.
What are the next steps and other possible tests needed after you have received the results.
Call Your Doctor
What to look out for and when to call your doctor after a procedure has been done.
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