When a patient with back or neck pain is not responding to a non-operative pain management program the next step may be an epidural injection. There are many types non injections including corticosteroid, spinal nerve blocks, cervical (neck) blocks, and lumbar facet blocks.
Diagnostic procedures may include the following:
- chronic back or neck pain for months/years
An injection of an anti-flammatory medication or steroid is placed in the space surrounding the membrane that covers the spinal cord and nerve roots in the spine or neck. The mediation will decrease inflammation of the nerve roots. It may provide permanent relief or provide a period of pain relief for several months while the injury/cause of pain is healing.
Physical Therapy is a critical part of complete recovery. Our doctors recommend DMC's Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, with 30 convenient locations across southeastern Michigan. To find one near you, click here.
Non-Operative Sports Medicine Specialists
Britta Anderson, DO (Offices in Warren, Detroit, Plymouth & Farmington Hills)
Tariq Awan, DO (Offices in Detroit, Warren, Farmington Hills & Dearborn)
Sadiq Haque, DO (Offices in Detroit, Novi, Warren, Farmington Hills & Dearborn)
Expert Spine Physicians
Miguel Lis-Planells, M.D. (Offices in Warren & Southfield)