Injection therapy

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Therapeutic blockades are used for treatment of the nervous and musculoskeletal system diseases, as well as for the treatment of acute and chronic joints and spinal pain*. During the treatment, medicine is injected into a specific pain point of the body and quickly reduces inflammation and pain.

However, the main objective of the Institute of Vertebrology and Rehabilitation is to eliminate the source of the disease, not only its symptoms. For this reason, our doctors take a complex approach to treatment, not just injections for the relief of back pains.

What is the process of the spinal or joint blockade at the Institute of Vertebrology and Rehabilitation?

The course of blockade treatment at the Institute of Vertebrology and Rehabilitation usually includes 2-4 sessions and up to 10 sessions, if necessary. The break between sessions is 3-4 days. As practice shows, there is improvement after the 1stsession of therapeutic blockades. After the 2nd or 3rd blockade sessions, the pain is completely eliminated.

The blockade is usually provided by a qualified neurologist or traumatologist. The skin at the point of injection must be disinfected and then anesthesia is performed. After anesthesia gives the necessary effect, a mixture of medicines is injected. It improves the blood flow, reduces edema at the nerve endings and relieves the pain.

Following the relief of acute pain in the joints and spine using therapeutic blockades, the doctor may recommend a course of movement treatment on computerized medical David simulators. This will help ensure the therapeutic effect for a long period of time and prevent the occurrence of sudden acute pain in the future.

What kind of therapeutic blockades do we use at the Institute of Vertebrology and Rehabilitation?

 Our experts will determine individually the course of treatment, type of therapeutic blockades and the medicine needed for injection. We use several options of therapeutic blockades at the Institute of Vertebrology and Rehabilitation.

  • Analgesic paravertebral blockades, such as procaine blockade, quickly relieve pain in the body.
  • Anti-inflammatory blockades are aimed at reducing inflammation in tissues around the pain point, such as osteochondrosis and other spinal diseases during the inflammatory period.
  • Vitamin therapy improves blood circulation so that tissue and organs in the pain zone are provided with additional nutrients.
  • Enzymatic blockades (spinal hernia blockades) have an impact on the structure and size of disc herniation.

Therapeutic blockades have such properties that ensure additional efficiency and accelerate the results of treatment.

Method advantages:

  • Rapid analgesic effect: the drug directly hits the center of pain (e.g., cervical spine blockage).
  • Minimum side effects: a small amount of the drug gets into the blood flow.
  • Multiple applications during possible exacerbation of pain.
  • Combined effects on the body: the blockade relieves pain and reduces muscle spasms, inflammation and edema.


The basic indication for the use of therapeutic blockades is acute pain. At our institute therapeutic blockades are used for the treatment of acute and chronic joints and spinal pain.

  • Back or neck pain.
  • Spine pain with disc herniation.
  • Neuralgia and neuritis.
  • Osteoarthritis and arthritis.
  • Various rheumatic processes.

Nevertheless, the use of therapeutic blockades is contra-indicated in case of individual intolerance of medicines used as part of an injection. There are some restrictions on blockades used in case of chronic inflammatory processes at the point of pain, as well as infectious diseases and lesions of tissues around the blockade zone.

To relieve pain, inflammation and interstitial edema, experts at the Institute of Vertebrology and Rehabilitation also use other injection techniques:

  • Intramuscular injections.
  • Intravenous infusions.
  • Intraarticular injections.
  • Area-based multi-injections.
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