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Thousands of adults are affected by a variety of pain syndromes. In the most common situation, nerves to the legs are pinched by disc bulges or bone spurs at their origin in the spine. This can cause low back pain with or without leg pain (radiculopathy). Lumbar disc herniation and spinal stenosis are the two most common conditions.

Injection procedures under fluoroscopic (x-ray) guidance offer an alternative to surgery in the appropriate situations. In many instances, surgery or other more invasive procedures can be delayed or avoided. However, injection procedures should not replace surgery when surgery is medically indicated.

Injection procedures can also treat post operative back pain syndromes.

Appropriate diagnosis is necessary before a steroid injection procedure is decided upon since there are many causes of low back and/or leg pain. Obtaining the proper diagnosis is crucial for good results. Therefore, a medical evaluation by your physician is necessary before an injection procedure can be performed.

Once an accurate diagnosis has been made, a variety of different types of injections may be performed. Our experienced, board - certified radiologists offer the full spectrum of such procedures using fluoroscopic (X-ray) or CT guidance. The use of such X-ray guidance improves accuracy and assists in precise injection.

Procedures offered by Madison Radiologists:

  • Epidural Steroid Injection (E.S.I.)
  • Lumbar Facet Injection
  • Selective Nerve Root Block (S.N.R.B.)
  • Sacroiliac (S.I.) Joint Injection
  • Synovial cyst injection
  • Celiac Nerve Block
  • Sympathetic Nerve Block
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Injections into joints for determination of site of pain or to deliver anti-inflammatory steroids

Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
Method to treat painful spinal compression fractures

Epidural Steroid And Other Injection Procedures
Injection techniques can improve low back and leg pain