Non-invasive Techniques

What is facet joint block injection?

It is the injection of local anesthetic and cortisone, conducted with a fine needle and fluoroscopic guidance, fluoroscopy (c-arm). This is performed for the treatment of vertebral small joints chronic pain.

 

What is the epidural injection?

It is the injection of local anesthetic and cortisone in epidural space of vertebral column. It aims to inflammation repress and pain relief for the patient.

 

Can I avoid a spine surgery by an injection?

Yes, depending of course on the nature of the problem. If it is about a big problem, no.

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Dr. Stylianos N. Kapetanakis

Orthopedic and Spine Surgeon MD, FRCS, PhD
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Ass. Professor at Medical School of Democritus University of Thrace

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