If you're suffering from lower back pain, we're here to help you find relief. Our minimally invasive ultrasound guided injections can give you pain relief in a matter of minutes.
Before having an injection procedure, you'll need to book a spinal specialist consultation to discuss your symptoms and assess your suitability for a guided injection.
We'll refer your consultation request to our guided injection partners, who will contact you to arrange a time and date to suit you.
You'll visit your selected location, and the spinal specialist will explain your options and the types of injection you're eligible for, and highlight the benefits and risks. If you opt for multiple treatment areas, a surcharge payment will need to be made on-site.
Most of our patients receive their guided injection on the same day as their consultation. The injection may be accompanied by a scan to position the needle.
Before you have your injection, you'll speak to a pain management expert to identify the best options for you, with treatments available on the same day.
Benefit from convenient clinic locations served by excellent transport links.
A specialist pain management consultant or spinal specialist will perform your guided injection, with fair pricing for your consultation and procedure.
If you're in pain, you want fast results. Booking a private ultrasound guided injection or fluoroscopy is quick and simple, with appointments available in under one week.
A guided injection is a minimally invasive procedure where medicine is injected into the spinal area to relieve back pain. Imaging such as ultrasound or X-ray is used to position the needle tip with pinpoint accuracy, and many patients benefit from immediate pain relief.
These injections go into the joints around the spine and contain a local anaesthetic to provide pain relief and a steroid to reduce inflammation in the area. Facet joints act to stabilise your spine and help control movement by linking the bones (vertebrae).
Epidurals are injections administered to the outer layer of the spine to help with pain. A spinal specialist uses X-rays to guide them as they inject a local anaesthetic, along with a steroid medication to ease inflammation and reduce swelling, suitable for chronic back problems like arthritis or sports injuries.
This involves injecting directly around the root of the nerve that is causing the pain to block the pain signals. Nerve-blocking injections target a specific nerve and 'block' the transmission of pain signals that travel from where the pain starts to the brain.
We offer a range of medications to suit your needs. Epidural steroids are also known as corticosteroid injections, and treat radiating pain and inflammatory pain, while hyaluronic acid can lubricate joints to reduce pain and improve mobility.
You'll visit your selected clinic, where you may be asked to remove some clothing or wear a gown to allow access to your spine. You'll lie down and the area to be injected will be cleaned and numbed. The consultant will then use imaging technology to guide a fine needle into the correct location and inject the medicine, which could be hylaronic acid, a corticosteroid injection, or local anaesthetic. The procedure should only take about 5-10 minutes.
Guided injections can relieve pain and are considered conservative treatments, with only minimal rest required afterwards. In rare cases a patient may experience side effects such as hot flashes, flushed skin on the face and chest, bleeding, or headache, which should pass in 1-2 days. If you experience an allergic reaction or have any concerns, contact your doctor right away.
When you book a private X-ray or ultrasound guided injection with Scan.com, you'll receive a full, end-to-end package of care, starting from just £995.
Our scan costs vary depending on the pricing set by the individual scanning centres.
Quick and easy online booking, with no waiting lists
A specialist consultation and your treatment at a convenient location, usually on the same day.
A tailored range of injections guided by X-ray or ultrasound.
No GP referral needed
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Guided injections are medical procedures that involve using imaging technology such as ultrasound, fluoroscopy, or MRI to guide the injection of medication into a particular area of the body.
Guided injections can be used to treat a wide range of conditions, including joint pain, arthritis, tendonitis, bursitis, and nerve pain.
Most patients experience only minor discomfort during a guided injection. The area will be numbed before the procedure to minimise pain and discomfort.
The length of the procedure depends on the type of injection and the area being treated. Most guided injections take between 5 -10 minutes, but your consultation with a specialist may take 15-30 minutes.
The length of time it takes to feel relief after a guided injection varies depending on the condition being treated and the individual patient. Some patients experience immediate relief, while others may need to wait several days, or have several separate injections, before they feel improvement.
The number of guided injections required depends on the individual patient and the condition being treated. Some patients only need one injection, while others may require several over a period of weeks or months. Your spinal specialist will be able to identify how many injections you might need during your consultation.
Your doctor will give you specific instructions on how to prepare for your guided injection. In general, you should avoid eating or drinking before the procedure and wear comfortable clothing.
An ultrasound scan is a type of medical imaging that uses high frequency sound waves to create pictures of the body's tissues and structures. An ultrasound probe is moved across your skin surface during a guided injection to help position the needle in the correct area, to minimise discomfort and ensure the best possible results.
Meet our team of expert radiologists, osteopaths, physiotherapists and general practitioners. They're here to provide the highest standards of care throughout your scanning journey.
Dr. Khalid Latief
BMSc, MBChB, FRCP, FRCR
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