What is Spinal Injections?

Category: Procedures

Most popular types: Medial Branch Block - Tailbone Medial branch block-Facet Joint Medial Spinal Block

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There are several types of spinal injections, often referred to as nerve blocks or blocks. They may be used for both pain relief and diagnostic purposes. Common spinal injections include: Epidural Steroid Injection, Facet Injections, and Selective Nerve Root Block.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain in lower back 12 5
Back pain 6 2
Neck pain 3 0
Arthritis pain 1 1
Bulging disk lower L4 and L5 1 0
Diagnostic assessment 1 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 0
Mild 2
None 3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Spinal Injections

Side effect Patients
Chronic Pain Syndrome 1
Compression Fracture of Spine 1
Dizziness 1
Neck pain 1
Pain 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 4
Usually 0
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 3
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 1
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 0
Not specified 3
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