Trigger point injections are sometimes given for neck pain, headaches, and low back pain to treat muscle spasms and other soft tissue problems. Typically, a low dose of anesthetic medication is injected into the trigger points after careful examination. A Mixture of lidocaine and steroid or lidocaine and homeopathic solution is used to inject the trigger point, which helps to release the muscle spasm.
Radiofrequency Lesioning is a procedure using electrical impulses to interrupt conduction on a semi-permanent basis. The radio frequency waves are used to produce heat on specifically identified nerves. The nerves to be ablated are identified through injections of local anesthesia prior to the procedure during medical branch blocks. By generating heat around the nerve, its ability to transmit pain signals to the brain is destroyed, thus ablating the nerve.
A facet joint injection is an injection of an anesthetic with a long-lasting steroid(“cortisone”) into the facet joints. Facet joints are located in the back and neck at each vertebral level. They are surrounded by a capsule that has nerves both inside the capsule of the joint and outside which can cause pain.
Epidural Steroid Injection is the placement of cortisone, a powerful anti-inflammatory agent mixed with preservative free lidocaine and anesthetic into the epidural space. The main goal of the epidural injection is to shrink the swelling in the bulging or herniated discs and decrease any inflammation that surrounds the spinal nerves.