Do you do back injections for back pain?

Are you suffering from back pain and it just won’t go away?

In such a condition your doctor would study your reports and after regular processes like exercises, medication and physical therapy, might suggest you a back injection. These injections are administered directly in the spine, which is a very critical procedure and not every doctor can perform it. These shots mostly consist of steroids or numbing medicine.

Back injection is an invasive spinal procedure that is used for, diagnosing or treating low back pain. The reason to have a back injection is to deliver treatment directly to the pain site.

With a diagnostic injection, the goal is to find out if the medication relieves your pain. With a pain relief injection, the relief tends to last longer.

Dr. Jwalant Mehta is sharing in the video that back injections are an important step in the spine treatment process. It is an intermediary step between conventional processes like therapies and physio and back surgery. There are various different types of injections like facet join injections, nerve root injection and epidural injection. Every injection has its own role and solves different purpose. Different injections are administered for different problems in the back. Each injection have their own role, their own requirement and their own limitation. All of which are thoroughly discussed with the patient beforehand.

Dr. Jwalant Mehta is discussing in the video that how sometimes he likes to administer the back injections himself as it gives him a better idea and understanding into the patient’s condition.

Back injection is a part of an elaborate treatment plan. Following the injection administration patient’s pain diary is maintained for 6 to 8 weeks, which records the intensity of pain experienced by the patient. Following this Dr. Jwalant Mehta analyses the results to understand how effective the outcome of the treatment has been and what should be the next course of action.