What is Spinal Injections?

Category: Procedures

Most popular types: Medial branch block-Facet Joint Medial Branch Block - Tailbone 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 14 5
Back pain 8 2
Neck pain 4 0
Pain in legs 2 0
Arthritis pain 1 1

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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 2
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
Paralysis of body (left side) 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently having Spinal Injections

Dosage Patients
as needed 2
monthly 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 4
Usually 1
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 4
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 1
Not specified 3
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1 patient evaluation for Spinal Injections

Mar 23, 2017 (Started Feb 15, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for back pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (paralysis of body (left side))
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: Monthly
Advice & Tips: Use something for anxiety beforehand.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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