· An intravenous line will be secured.
· The skin at the site of injections will be cleaned.
· The skin is numbed with medication.
· Under X-ray guidance, the spine joints will be targeted using very thin needles.
· You may feel some pressure when the needles are inserted but the doctor will speak to you as the procedure is going on and reassuring you all the time.
· The medication is injected into the joint.
· The whole procedure takes around 30- 60 minutes.