Steroid injections are used by pain specialists to reduce pain by injecting medication right to the spot of the pain, instead of taking medication that has to be absorbed by the body. The type of injection differs purely based on where the physician administers the injection. For example, epidural steroid injections are targeted to back pain, and trigger point injections are administered into muscle groups where trigger points are causing pain.
Fluoroscopic guided hip injections are similar to many of the other steroid injections in terms of technique. The physician first gives the patient a shot of numbing medication that makes the hip joints feel tingly, but lessens the pain of the second injection. The steroid that is given... Read more