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Injections

Injections are a nonsurgical treatment option for low back pain. They are typically considered as an option to treat low back pain after a course of medications and/or physical therapy is completed, but before surgery is considered. Injections may be effective for providing pain relief and as a diagnostic tool.

How Injections Relieve Back Pain

For pain relief, injections can be more effective than pills because they deliver medication directly to the location that is generating the pain. A steroid medication is injected to deliver a powerful anti-inflammatory solution straight to the area that is the source of discomfort. Depending on the type of injection, some forms of low back pain relief may be long term and some may be only temporary.

Injections to Diagnose the Cause of Back Pain

Diagnostically, injections can be used to help determine what is generating pain. If lidocaine or similar numbing medication is used and the patient feels temporary relief after an area is injected, it can then be understood that that specific region is the source of the pain. When considered in combination with a patient’s history, physical exam, and imaging studies, injections used for diagnostic purposes can be very helpful in determining further treatment for the patient.

Why Should I Get Treatment from
Gulf Coast Spine Care?

Our Clinic has successfully treated a range of back pain sufferers including:

  • Astronauts
  • Olympic athletes
  • Bull riders
  • State Troopers
  • Firefighters

For over 20 years, Gulf Coast Spine Care has offered the full range of non-operative (conservative) and modern surgical management for most conditions of the adult spine.

Am I eligible for one of Gulf Coast Spine Care's
Advanced Procedures?

Gulf Coast Spine Care employs the most advanced procedures available for many lumbar conditions. However, these advanced procedures are highly specialized and patients must complete our Advanced Procedure Candidacy Tool™ in order to qualify.

If you would like to know if you are eligible to receive an advanced procedure, please click on the button below and fill out our Advanced Procedure Candidacy Tool™.

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