Joint Injections in Manhattan, NY

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All joints in the body can be susceptible to degenerative disease and inflammation, also called arthritis. The facet joints in the spine are crucial components that allow the spine to move and bend, but these joints can be impacted by wear, tear and inflammation. Neck and back pain are often a result of nerve pressure in the spine, which can be caused by facet joint inflammation. At Ospina Medical, we offer facet joint injections as interventional pain management and diagnostic tool at our clinic in New York City.

Osteoarthritis and other spinal issues can cause neck and back pain. Unfortunately, many different spine conditions can cause similar pain. Imaging from MRIs, x-rays and other diagnostic tools only reveal possible spinal conditions. To determine the exact source of pain, interventional pain treatments can be useful. Facet joint injections help relieve neck or back pain, and they can also pinpoint the source of inflammation, helping with the diagnosis of spinal conditions.


At the bottom of the spine, the sacroiliac joints connect the spine and pelvis. These joints have minimal movement but are important for balance and absorbing shock between the upper and lower body. Sacroiliac (SI) joints can deteriorate like any joint, losing cartilage and succumbing to inflammation. SI joint issues cause lower back and groin pain, as well as sciatica symptoms. If you have SI joint pain, Ospina Medical offers sacroiliac joint injections at our clinic in Midtown Manhattan as an interventional pain management option.

The SI joint is often overlooked as a source of lower back or sciatica pain. Sacroiliac joint osteoarthritis and other conditions can mimic lumbar spine conditions. Symptoms of SI joint issues include lower back, groin, hip and leg pain. If the sciatic nerve is irritated from inflammation in the SI joint, there could be burning, weakness and numbness in the buttocks and legs. Both lower spine and SI joint problems cause similar symptoms, and injection therapy can help diagnose the source of pain and give relief.


Our pain specialists at Ospina Medical utilize a wide variety of treatment options to offer chronic neck and back pain relief. Facet joint injections are used when we believe the source of pain resides inside the spinal joints. We use advanced imaging to guide the placement of the injections to the targeted facet joints. A local anesthetic will numb the area, and a steroid is used to treat the inflammation. After a few days, the steroid will begin to relieve inflammation at the point of injection. This can relieve pain and may be useful in determining the best treatment plan for long-term pain management options.

If you suffer from chronic neck or back pain, you need a pain management team that will help uncover the source of your pain. Facet joint injections could offer you relief and be useful in diagnosing the underlying condition. Contact our medical team at our clinic in Midtown Manhattan to obtain treatment and relief for your back or neck pain.


Sacroiliac (SI) joint injections can be a tool to identify the source of lower back or sciatic pain. These injections use a local anesthetic and steroid to relieve pain and inflammation in the SI joint. Our interventional pain physicians use image-guided needles to deliver the anesthesia to numb the SI joint area. The steroid injection will relieve inflammation but may take 2-3 days or longer to take effect. If sacroiliac (SI) joint injections are effective at relieving pain, it can help diagnose the source of pain and help our physicians create a targeted treatment plan to offer long-term pain relief.

If you have been suffering from lower back pain, sciatica or groin pain, you may have SI joint problems. Contact our team at Ospina Medical in New York City to schedule an exam and consultation to discuss your pain management options.

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