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How can a spinal injection help if I have back pain?

Your doctor may have suggested that you have a spinal injection to help reduce back pain and improve function. This procedure can help relieve pain by reducing inflammation (swelling and irritation). An injection can also help your doctor identify the source of your pain. The type of injection you receive is based on your specific symptoms and the findings of your physical examination.

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