Spine Pain Injections at Schell Spinal

Injections are a nonsurgical treatment option for acute or chronic neck or back pain. They are considered to treat spinal pain after other nonsurgical measures such as medications and/or physical therapy have been tried, but before surgery is considered. Injections can provide pain relief and help determine the source of a patient’s pain.  Injections can deliver medication directly to the anatomic location that generates pain, which may provide more neck or back pain relief than oral medications.

Injections for neck and/or back pain may work in one of the following ways:

  • Deliver a steroid and/or other pain-relieving medication into the area that is the source of pain to reduce inflammation and numb the pain.
  • Create a heat lesion (radiofrequency ablation) on a pain-transmitting nerve to prevent it from sending pain signals to the brain.

Injections can also be used to help determine the anatomic structure in the spine that could potentially be the source of pain, such as a herniated disc a compressed nerve.

All injections are performed at Schell Spinal’s dedicated spine outpatient surgery center.  If you would like to schedule a Zoom videoconference consultation, please send us your MRI for a free MRI review.

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There are many types of injections that you may receive for back, neck and hip pain.  Some injections are diagnostic and some are therapeutic.

Injections

A minimally invasive procedure that uses a lidocaine and/or a steroid to calm the irritated nerve root that is causing pain.

Locations for injection:

  • Cervical

    • Neck Pain​

    • Shoulder/Arm Pain

  • Thoracic

    • Upper Back Pain​

  • Lumbar

    • Low Back Pain​

    • Leg Pain

  • Sacroiliac Joint

    • Back Pain​

    • Hip Pain

 

 

Rhizotomy

A minimally invasive procedure that uses radio frequency to sever the nerve roots which cause chronic pain.  Rhizotomies are also known as Radio Frequency Ablation (RFA).

Locations for Rhizotomies:

  • Cervical

    • Neck Pain​

    • Shoulder/Arm Pain

  • Thoracic

    • Upper Back Pain​

  • Lumbar

    • Low Back Pain​

    • Leg Pain

Schell Spinal operates a number of clinic and surgery locations throughout the state of Michigan. We also offer Zoom videoconferencing consultations for you, anywhere.  To schedule an Zoom consultation or an in person appointment at one of our locations in Michigan, please contact us:

Main Office

3160 S. Cabaret Trail
Saginaw, MI 48603
Phone: 1 (989) 799-8712
Fax: 989-799-0222 or 877-855-8649
Hours: M-F 8am-4:30pm

Schell Spinal Outpatient Surgery Center

2300 Austins Parkway
Flint, MI 48507
Phone: 1 (810) 893-6950
Fax: 1 (810) 820-6841
Hours: M-F 8am-4:30pm