Back pain and related symptoms can interfere with our lives in all possible ways. Spinal injections are recommended for control of your lower back pain.
Spinal injections give instant pain relief and help to treat chronic pain in your back or neck that is related to a disc disease (when the discs in your spine wear down) or arthritis in the facet joints in your spine.
Inflammation caused by the wear and tear of your spine makes it susceptible to disc prolapse, herniation, facet joint problems, nerve root problems, etc. This is the main cause of low back pain in the middle-aged and elderly.
Back pain gets worse if you sit for very long – something that causes particular problems for people with office jobs.
If you have injured your back while exercising or simply lifting a box from the ground you may believe it has nothing to do with the way you sit at your desk. Yet analysis shows us that the way we maintain the strength, balance and alignment of our musculoskeletal system, the more resistant our bodies are to such injuries.
As well as being one of the main reasons people take time off work, back pain can prevent you from:
- Taking part in exercise or sport
- Playing with your children and family
- Using computers for work or leisure.
Back pain along with leg pain is caused by deterioration or other damage to the spines that link together the bones in your back. Spondylolisthesis can also be a contributing factor in facet pain. The joint becomes inflamed and it is this inflammation that causes the pain. You are more likely to be affected if you are older but it can also affect young people. Some people sustain facet bone damage playing a sport, for example.
The spinal injection procedure is a simple outpatient procedure that approximately takes just around 20 minutes, including the time for a local anaesthetic to take effect.
Spinal injections provide temporary or prolonged reduction of nerve pain and inflammation that causes pain. This pain relief provided by the spinal injection allows a patient to progress with their physical therapy program for long term pain relief from back pain!