You can resolve most back pain problems without surgery or narcotic pain medications. In the Sutter Health network, we offer a wide range of non-invasive services and therapies that relieve pain and improve mobility.
Spinal Injections and Nerve Blocks
An epidural steroid injection delivers strong anti-inflammatory medication into the epidural space near your spinal cord. In a nerve block, a numbing medication is injected into the area around a nerve, delivering short-term pain relief. Anti-inflammatory medicine can also be added to provide longer-term relief. A rhizotomy injection can also provide lasting pain relief by disabling the sensory nerve that goes to a joint.