Southeastern Orthopaedic Specialists, P.A. is well staffed and equipped to offer our patients who are experiencing cervical and or lumbar spinal symptoms. All of our physicians are experienced in providing diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of neck and low back, hip, shoulder, and neuropathic pain syndromes. Our Interventional Spine Specialists are trained in pain management and can administer spine and musculoskeletal diagnostic and therapeutic spine injection procedures at one of our physician’s offices.
If indicated for your care, the most commonly used injections are local anesthetic and/or steroids. They are usually given either in the area that is believed to be the source of the pain, such as into a muscle or facet joint, or around the nerves of the spine (an epidural or nerve root injection). Injections are occasionally placed into the disk, but this is done far less frequently. Our offices are equipped with state of the art Fluoroscopy Suites in our offices to provide comprehensive interventional spine care.
Epidural steroid injections
These injections deliver anti-inflammatory steroid medication directly into the spinal canal—straight to the pinched nerve roots. The injections can provide relief for weeks to months, and may allow the patient to participate in more aggressive rehabilitation. In some cases, they may enable the patient to postpone or avoid surgical treatment altogether. Epidural steroid injections are more effective than anti-inflammatory medications taken by mouth, and they may also have fewer side effects. These procedures are administered by physicians who are board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.