Injection of substance into spinal canal of lower back or sacrum using imaging guidance

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What is an Injection of Substance into the Spinal Canal of the Lower Back or Sacrum Using Imaging Guidance?

An injection of substance into the spinal canal of the lower back or sacrum using imaging guidance is a procedure where a medical specialist injects a therapeutic substance into a small space between your vertebrae (spinal column) to relieve pain.

Why Would I Get an Injection of Substance into the Spinal Canal of the Lower Back or Sacrum Using Imaging Guidance?

The injection of substance into the spinal canal of the lower back or sacrum using imaging guidance is typically a last resort treatment for chronic lower back pain or extreme cases of sciatica. Many other treatments, such as physical therapy or over-the-counter medication, may be tried first.

What Happens During an Injection of Substance into The Spinal Canal of The Lower Back or Sacrum Using Imaging Guidance?

The injection procedure requires X-ray guidance to make sure the needle is placed in the correct position. You will receive a local anesthesia to numb the area and after the procedure, the lubricated needle is inserted and then moved it into the correct position using X-ray imaging. The substance is then injected and you will be monitored for any adverse reaction. The procedure is usually completed within 15 minutes.

What to Expect After an Injection of Substance into the Spinal Canal of The Lower Back or Sacrum Using Imaging Guidance?

Most people can expect some relief of pain right away, although it may take several days to experience the full effects. Other potential side effects include soreness, bruising, some discomfort, headache, dizziness, and numbness or tingling in the lower back or legs.

Conclusion

An injection of substance into the spinal canal of the lower back or sacrum using imaging guidance is a procedure used to relieve pain in extreme cases of lower back pain or sciatica. This can be successful in providing relief, however, it may come at the cost of some side effects. If your doctor recommends this treatment, it is best to discuss both the potential benefits and risks with them to ensure it is the best treatment for you.

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