In-Office Spinal Procedures in Miami

Treatment for back and neck pain may be a temporary or ongoing process. In most cases, back pain treatments can be performed right in the office of your orthopedic doctor for comfort and convenience. At Miami Spine Specialists, we offer a variety of in-office spinal procedures serving Miami, as well as onsite rehab, physical therapy, and Pilates.

The Basics of Steroid Injections

Steroids are drugs that reduce inflammation in the body, which is often the root cause of back and neck pain. Thus, steroid injections are a successful treatment option for severe neck and lower back pain.

  • Inflammation causes back and neck pain when inflamed tissues put excess pressure on the nerve roots of the spine. Steroid injections are used to reduce this inflammation, thus eliminating pain.
  • Steroid injections are delivered directly to the site of inflammation, whether your pain originates in the neck, upper and middle back, or lower back. You may be directed to sit or lie in a way that lengthens the spine to provide a clearer pathway for the needles during treatment.
  • Steroid injections are typically preceded by application of a local anesthetic for your comfort during the procedure. X-ray imaging and contrast dye may also be used to guide placement of the needle during your steroid injection.
  • Steroid injections can only temporarily reduce inflammation and its associated pain. However, they can be quite effective in improving quality of life and may be used in conjunction with other spine treatments to promote healing and eliminate the underlying cause of your inflammation and pain.

Benefits of Discography

Discography is an in-office diagnostic procedure used to determine whether disc disease is the cause of your back or neck pain. This spinal procedure typically takes less than an hour to perform.

  • If you have not achieved satisfactory relief from back pain via medication or physical therapy, discography can help to specifically identify where your back pain is originating for more targeted treatment.
  • During discography, you are an active participant in your own diagnosis. You can help your orthopedic surgeon determine where your pain is originating in real time to better understand the cause and best treatment for back pain.
  • Discography can be an ideal complementary diagnostic procedure. Because discs that appear normal on visual diagnostics may still be the cause of severe pain, discography allows your physician to more accurately determine exactly which spinal discs require treatment.

If you are experiencing lower back pain, the orthopedic surgeons at Miami Spine Specialists can help—please call us today at (305) 532-0065 for more information about non-surgical spinal procedures and spine surgery near Miami.

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