Injections for Pain Management

MIR performs precision injections of various medications to reduce acute and chronic pain in a variety of areas, including back, neck, leg and spine. Interventional pain management can also help identify the source of the pain.

Facet Joint Blocks are used with patients to:

  • reduce inflammation
  • provide long-term pain relief
  • help them tolerate physical therapy or other rehabilitative exercises
  • help identify what’s causing back and/or neck pain

Joint Injections are used to relieve joint pain and swelling from the following conditions::

  • osteoarthritis
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • tendonitis
  • bursitis
  • gout

Epidural Injections are used to relieve pain caused by:

  • a herniated or bulging disk
  • spinal stenosis
  • chronic back or leg pain after spinal surgery
  • bone spurs

A local anesthetic is used to numb the area. Once the area is numb, imaging is used to guide the needle to the exact area being treated. The radiologist then slowly injects the medication, which is typically a combination of steroids, anesthetics and anti-inflammatory medications.

The main benefits are long-term pain relief and reduced inflammation. In some cases, an injection for pain management may reduce the need for invasive procedures.

You can Request a Consultation with an MIR musculoskeletal radiologist to learn more. You do not need a referral.

Most insurance carriers cover injections for pain management. Please check with your insurance provider to see if your specific plan covers the procedure.

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