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Spinal Injections

Shawn  Hermenau, MD -  - Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon

Desert Spine Institute

Shawn Hermenau, MD

Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon & Aesthetic Clinic located in Yuma, AZ

If you suffer from neck or back pain, conservative care and spinal injections from board-certified orthopedic spine surgeon, Shawn Hermenau, MD, can help you. Dr. Hermenau offers spinal injections, conservative care, and minimally invasive spine surgeries at Desert Spine Institute in Yuma, Arizona. With more than 15 years of experience and advanced training in safe, effective injection techniques, Dr. Hermenau is ready to help you. Set up a consultation today by calling the office or using the online tool.

Spinal Injections Q & A

What are spinal injections?

Spinal injections include different types of medications that can be injected into joints and tissues around the spine to diagnose the source of back and neck pain and decrease inflammation and pain in a specific area. In many cases, spinal injections are used in conjunction with other conservative treatments for back and neck pain, including physical therapy, rehabilitation, and lifestyle recommendations.

Common types of spinal injections include:

  • Anti-inflammatory injections
  • Cortisone injections
  • Saline injections
  • Steroid injections
  • Anesthetic injections

These injections can be placed in facet joints, around the dura of the spinal cord, and into the sacroiliac joints. Based on a thorough examination and case evaluation, Dr. Hermenau determines if a spinal injection would be beneficial for your condition.

What conditions can spinal injections help?

Since spinal injections can be used throughout the back and neck for pain and functional issues, spinal injections can be used to help:

  • Arthritis
  • Degenerative joint disease
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Disc herniations
  • Nerve pain, including sciatica
  • Chronic neck or back pain

Dr. Hermenau can determine if you’re a candidate for spinal injections based on an evaluation that includes your consultation, physical exam, and imaging.

To set up a consultation for a spinal injection and find relief from neck and back pain, call or book online at Desert Spine Institute now.