Spine Injections

Contact Information

(608) 263-XRAY

 

(608) 263-9729

 

Resource

Spine Injection Screening Form (pdf)

Spine injectionUW Health musculoskeletal radiologists perform several types of image-guided spine injections for back and neck pain.
 
The injections are done as an outpatient procedure in our state-of-the-art imaging suite. The doctor cleans and numbs the area and uses the thinnest needles possible so patients can go home immediately after the injection.
 
Types 
  • Cervical Nerve Blocks:A cervical nerve block is a test to diagnose and treat pain in your arm or shoulder. The pain may come from the nerves in your neck near the spine.
  • Epidural Injections and Nerve Root Blocks:Epidural injections can quiet pain resulting from bulging discs or bone spurs.
  • Facet Injections:Facet injects can be used to reduce pain in the facet joint, which is a connecting point in the vertebrae.
  • Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Injections:SI injections can reduce pain of the sacroiliac joint, which is part of the lower back.