What are the different types of spinal injection?

The most common types of spinal injection are listed below:
  • Epidural steroid (cortisone) injections near specific nerves or directly into the epidural space (the area that surrounds the nerves within the spinal canal)
  • Facet joint injections and nerve blocks in or near the facet joints that connect the vertebrae
  • Sacroiliac (SI) joint injections into the SI joint, located between the sacrum and pelvic bones
Other types of spinal injections include diagnostic discograms, neurotomies, and trigger point injections.

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