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Spinal Injection Specialist

Peak Spine & Sports

Interventional Pain Management Specialists & Pain Management Specialists located in Marlton, NJ & Collingswood, NJ

Spinal injections can help diagnose the source of back or neck pain and provide pain relief. Jill Kalariya, MD, and Milind Patel, MD, MBA, and the multidisciplinary team at Peak Spine & Sports Medicine provide various spinal injections at their state-of-the-art office in Marlton, Collingswood and Toms River, New Jersey. To find out if spinal injections can help diagnose and manage your pain, call today or request an appointment online.

Spinal Injection Q & A

What are spinal injections?

A common use of spinal injections is to diagnose and treat neck or back pain. The expert team at Peak Spine & Sports Medicine offers various types of spinal injections, each of which has its own particular advantages.

The team uses a special type of X-ray called fluoroscopy to guide a thin needle to the precise location. Then, they inject medicine to relieve pain and reduce inflammation.

Why would I need spinal injections?

Spinal injections serve two main purposes. First, the team at Peak Spine & Sports Medicine uses them to determine if a particular nerve is the source of your pain. If your pain decreases after the injection, they may include therapeutic spinal injections in your comprehensive pain management plan, along with treatments like physical therapy.

What are some different types of spinal injections?

Depending on the type, location, and severity of your pain, the team at Peak Spine & Sports Medicine may recommend one of the following spinal injections:

Epidural steroid injections

Epidural injections treat neck or back pain that radiates into your arm or leg. Arm and leg pain often result from a pinched nerve in your spine. 

Facet joint injections

Located on each side of your backbones, facet joints connect one vertebra to the next. These injections diagnose and treat painful facet joints, known as facet syndrome.

Medial branch nerve blocks

Medial nerves are pain-sensing nerves in your facet joints. A medial branch nerve block also diagnoses and treats facet syndrome.

Sympathetic nerve blocks

Your sympathetic nervous system controls involuntary bodily functions like digestion and blood flow. A sympathetic nerve block can treat various disorders, such as complex regional pain syndrome and Raynaud’s syndrome.

Sacroiliac joint injections

Problems with the sacroiliac (SI) joint where your low back meets your pelvis can cause back pain and leg pain. SI joint injections help diagnose and treat pain related to SI joint dysfunction.

Regenerative medicine injections

Regenerative medicine techniques like stem cell therapy support and accelerate your body’s natural healing process. Regenerating healthy tissues at the cellular level helps relieve pain and restore function.

Radiofrequency ablation

Although not an injection, radiofrequency ablation uses a special type of needle to deliver a mild electrical current to a painful nerve. This treatment permanently disables the nerve, preventing it from sending pain signals.

Regenerative medicine and radiofrequency ablation are therapeutic only, not diagnostic.

To learn more about integrative pain management with spinal injections, call Peak Spine & Sports Medicine today or request an appointment online.