Lumbar Injection Therapy


 

Back pain can be due to the lumbar intervertebral discs, the lumbar facet joints, impingement of a lumbar nerve root, or injury to the supporting muscles and ligaments in the lower back. The crust of injection therapy is to utilize diagnostic blocks to pinpoint the cause of the pain.

 

Low back pain Q & A

 

Who is a candidate for lumbar injections?

Any patient who is experiencing persistent low back pain despite an appropriate course of conservative therapy there be may be a candidate for injection therapy.

 

How was the cause of the low back pain diagnosed?

An MRI study will reveal structural abnormalities.  However, it is completely normal for most people to have some abnormalities.  The art of pain management is to utilize these interventions to isolate selective areas of the spine to diagnose where the pain is coming from.

 

What treatments exist for low back pain?

Here is a matchup of diagnoses with treatments:

More advanced but still minimally invasive therapies include:

If you are having persistent low back pain, Dr. Koppel can help you alleviate it. To make an appointment, call Garden State Pain Management or use the online booking feature.

 

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