Spinal Corticosteroid Injection
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

Spinal Corticosteroid Injection Usage

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Reasons for Procedure

  • To diagnose whether a specific site in the spine is the cause of persistent pain or disability
  • To reduce pain caused by swelling or inflammation around the spine
  • Improve physical function for people with persistent low back pain and/or sciatica

Spinal injections are typically performed when persistent pain and disability are not relieved by:

  • Rest
  • Ice and heat therapies
  • Medicines
  • Physical therapy
  • Back exercises
  • Changes to the physical set-up of the work environment
  • Changes to physical activities, including work
  • Spinal manipulation


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