RAD CLINICS JOINT INJECTIONS

Back Pain
Injections

DIAGNOSTIC sCAN, uLTRASOUND-GUIDED INJECTION, & A REPORT IN THE SAME APPOINTMENT

What is it & How it works?

Back or neck pain can be debilitating if it is not addressed appropriately and on time, as it is complex in nature and can be challenging to treat. If you are a back pain sufferer and have tried other forms of conservative treatments such as physiotherapy or manipulation, then spinal injections can be the right form of management for your back pain.

 

In our clinics, we specialise in a range of spinal injections that are done under the guidance of ultrasound imaging and do not pose a risk of radiation exposure. Our specialists are highly trained in treating back problems and have extensive experience in treating various musculoskeletal disorders that can affect the spine.

 

We specialise in facet joint injections, medial branch blocks, and extra-foraminal segmental nerve root blocks for cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine regions.

Fees of Back Pain Injections

Consultation for MRI Referral

  • £160
    (Includes consultation, ultrasound scan, diagnosis, and report).
    Duration

  • 30 mins

Facet Joint Injection

(Xray or MRI for Lumbar Spine Mandatory)

  • £500
    (Includes consultation, ultrasound scan, injection, and report).
    Duration
  • 30 mins

Medial Branch Block

(MRI for Lumbar Spine Mandatory)

  • £525
    (Includes consultation, consultation, injection, and report).
    Duration
  • 45 mins

Extraforaminal Segmental Nerve Root Block

(MRI for Lumbar spine Mandatory)

  • £575
    (Includes consultation, ultrasound scan, injection, and report).
    Duration
  • 45 mins

If you are still unsure and would like to discuss this with our specialist team prior to your booking, then you can email info@radclinics.co.uk for more information or ring 07742986561 for a free telephone consultation with our Musculoskeletal Specialist.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you are unsure regarding your condition and would like to discuss it with our specialist prior to your booking then email info@radclinics.co.uk for more information or ring 07742986561 for a free telephone consultation with our Musculoskeletal Specialist.

Hydrogel injections are relatively safe procedures with minimal side effects. There is a small risk of allergy and infection or slight flare up of pain that can occur immediately or within few days following the procedure. Our Musculoskeletal Specialist team will perform a complete screening prior to your procedure to ensure safety.

Yes you can. If you are still unsure and would like to discuss this with our specialist team prior to your booking then email info@radclinics.co.uk for more information or ring 07742986561 for a free telephone consultation with our Musculoskeletal Specialist.

An MRI scan is recommended to identify the pain-causing target in your spine and obtain the best results from the spinal injections. If you have not had an MRI after the start of your recent back or neck pain, then our specialist can refer you for an urgent private MRI scan following a brief telephone consultation. We do not perform MRI scans, and your referral will be sent to another private provider. Once we obtain your MRI results, we will book you an “Advanced One-Stop Appointment” for your treatment.

There is no need for complete rest, however, we will advise you to reduce your activity level significantly for a week at the least to obtain the best results from the injection.

You should not drive immediately after the injection. Please organise a pick-up or arrange a taxi to return home.

Your appointment will be a “one stop shop” in which our Musculoskeletal Specialist will carry out a physical examination and ultrasound scanning to diagnose your problem. You will have plenty of opportunity to discuss your care with our specialist prior to proceeding with your injection.

Unlike other injectable treatments for osteoarthritis in the knee joint, results from the hydrogel injection are long acting and clinical trials have shown maintained results at 3 year follow-up period. 

Hydrogel injection is a non-biodegradable technology and therefore it does not degrade. It is a “one-off” procedure that is aimed to give long-acting symptom relief.

Hydrogel injection is not recommended if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

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