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Ease Back Pain With Injection Therapy

Posted by Erasmus Morfe, DO on Sep 24, 2019 7:45:00 AM

After trying rest, ice, and anti-inflammatory medications to relieve your back pain to no avail, your primary care doctor has recommended injections. They make it sound as simple as getting a flu shot. And while injection therapy is much easier and less invasive than spine surgery, it’s not something we can perform at your first appointment.

What Is Injection Therapy?

Injection therapy is a conservative, nonoperative treatment for back pain. There are several different types of injection therapy, but often it involves injecting cortisone into the spine at the source of the pain. Cortisone is a steroid that helps reduce inflammation, and inflammation can be a root cause of spine pain.

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Topics: spine pain

Possible Causes of Lower Back Pain

Posted by Adair Prall, MD on Jan 8, 2019 8:19:00 AM

Understanding the causes of lower back pain is the first step in finding a solution to relieve the pain. First, know that you’re not alone. Statistics show that up to 80 percent of Americans will have back or spine pain at some time in their lives. Much of the back pain we see at NeurosurgeryOne is in the lower back, in the area called the lumbar spine. The good news is that while there are many causes of lower back pain, it usually gets better on its own or with a few home remedies. Most patients will never have to visit a Denver spine surgeon.

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Topics: spine pain, lower back pain causes, causes of lower back pain, causes of low back pain

Relieving Spine Pain with Epidural Steroid Injections

Posted by Adair Prall, MD on Dec 4, 2018 8:25:00 AM

When treatments like medications and physical therapy don’t do enough to relieve your spine pain, an epidural steroid injection may help. Injections for back pain deliver powerful medicine at or near the source of your pain and often helps relieve spine pain for months.

Here are answers to some of the most frequent questions patients ask about injections for spine pain.

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Topics: spine pain, injections for back pain, epidural steroid injections