How Often Do I Need a Spinal Injection?

Need For Spinal Injections

The powerful pain relief of a steroid spinal injection begins to take full effect about two to five days after the procedure. The full pain relief effect of a spinal injection should last for up to a few months when combined with effective chiropractic care. At spine_and_sports_medicine, an individualized spinal injection schedule is designed according each patient’s level of pain relief after the first procedure.

Need for Spinal Injections

treating_neck_pain.jpgIf your first spinal injection does not provide you with pain relief within two weeks after the procedure, your doctor may recommend a second treatment be performed within two weeks.

Should you experience moderate pain relief after first spinal injection, a supplemental treatment will be scheduled three to four months later.

When 100 percent relief is experienced by the patient, no follow-up spinal injections are necessary.

Relief from Spinal Injections

Back back and neck pain will lessen the quality of your life. The pain can radiate to your legs and arms – radicular pain – causing:

  • Disruptive sleep
  • Inability to sit for extended periods of time
  • Inability to perform normal daily physical activities

The long-lasting pain relief from spinal injections reduces the inflammation and swelling of spinal nerves and surrounding tissues. When spinal irritation is reduced by the injection, the patient feels relief from pain, tingling, numbness, and other symptoms.

Renowned Provider of Spinal Injections

Pain management through spinal injections, and all-encompassing therapeutic pain relief services, are available to you at spine_and_sports_medicine in one convenient location. To schedule your appointment with one of our physicians, please click below or call 212.986.3888.

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