Spine Injections Specialists

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MidJersey Orthopaedics

Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine, Spine & Neurology located in Flemington, NJ & Bridgewater, NJ

If you regularly experience back, leg, neck, or arm pain, spine injections can provide diagnostic insights as well as relief. At MidJersey Orthopaedics in Flemington and Bridgewater, New Jersey, our team of orthopaedic surgeons, physiatrists, and sports medicine experts offers a wide range of spine injections, including epidural injections, facet joint injections, and sacroiliac joint injections. To request your consultation today, call the office nearest you or click the online scheduling tool.

Spine Injections Q & A

What are Spine Injections?

Spine injections are a type of minimally invasive treatment used to diagnose and treat certain  musculoskeletal problems. Spine injections aren’t a one-and-done type of solution. Instead, they’re usually combined with strengthening and/or stretching exercises to ease pain, encourage circulation, and promote your body’s natural healing process.

What are the Different Types of Spine Injections?

Our team at MidJersey Orthopaedics offers several types of spine injections, including:

  • Epidural Injections: Epidural injections are a type of spine injection to treat pain that starts in the spine and radiates into the arms or legs. During this type of treatment, your MidJersey Orthopaedics physician injects a combination of steroids and anti-inflammatory medications into the epidural space that surrounds your spine. The medication eases inflammation and resolves pain.
  • Facet Joint Injections: A facet joint injection works to diagnose or treat problems affecting the facet joints, the small joints between each vertebra, located in your spine. If you have arthritis or degenerative disc disease, your MidJersey Orthopaedics physician might recommend facet joint injections to ease pain in your neck, middle, or lower back.
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injections: Sacroiliac joint injections work to ease the pain sacroiliac joint dysfunction causes. Your sacroiliac or SI joints sit between your sacrum and pelvis bones. You might have an SI joint problem if you regularly experience pain in your lower back, buttocks, or thighs. Your doctor might recommend SI joint injections to diagnose or treat this particular problem.
  • Provocation Discography: If your MidJersey Orthopaedics physician can’t pinpoint the source of your discomfort, they might recommend provocation discography. This type of spine injection doesn’t provide relief; instead, it tries to trigger the pain you experience regularly. This helps your doctor locate the underlying cause of your pain and develop a custom care plan.

 

In addition, some spinal conditions that cause back pain also respond to platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy.

What Type of Spine Injection is Right for me?

To determine the type of spine injection that’s right for you, your MidJersey Orthopaedics physician conducts a physical exam, asks you about your symptoms, and reviews your medical history. Depending on your symptoms, they might also order an MRI or X-rays to get a closer look at the bones, joints, and soft tissues in your spine. After gathering this information, your physician can make treatment recommendations that align with your individual needs. 

To request your spine injections appointment at MidJersey Orthopaedics today, call the office nearest you or click the online booking tool.