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Continuing our series on common back pain myths, here is another myth that we commonly hear from our patients:
Myth 6: Spinal injections hurt
We use injections for diagnostic motives as well as therapeutic reasons. A lot of people believe having injections or other types of interventional pain procedures will hurt.
When we do spinal injection procedures or interventional pain procedures, we use local anesthesia; and if the patient wants it, we offer conscious sedation. We don’t put people to sleep for these procedures but we will give them medication that provides a relaxing environment so they don’t feel as much pain or anxiety.