Spinal Injections

Spinal injections are performed under x-ray guidance, called fluoroscopy. This confirms correct placement of the medication and improves safety.

To do this, a liquid contrast (dye) is injected before the medication. If this contrast does not flow in the correct location, the needle is repositioned and additional dye is injected until the correct flow is obtained. The medication is not injected until the correct contrast flow pattern is achieved.