Unfortunately, we don’t inject into the spine because of the high risks associated with these procedures. However, if you are experiencing neck or back pain there is a high possibility that the source of the pain could be misdiagnosed and originating outside the spine. A common, and easily treated, source of chronic low back pain is SI joint dysfunction. This is often overlooked when diagnosing low back pain. Studies also show that muscle tension and spasm are among other commonly misdiagnosed sources of back pain (Allegri 2016).
Our providers can perform a thorough evaluation to help determine the source of pain. If the pain is identified as muscular or is originating from the SI joint, hip, or shoulder (common alternative sources of spine pain), treatments such as injections are available. For pain originating in the spine, there are non-procedural options that our providers can discuss with you.