What is Spinal Injections?

Category: Procedures

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


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 13 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

Show all 17 reasons taken

  • 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


Based on patients currently having Spinal Injections

Dosage Patients
as needed 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 4
Usually 0
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 1
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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