Back Pain Management

Premier Diagnostic Imaging now offers Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injections (62311) for relief from back pain.

Epidural Steroid Injections 

backEach ESI procedure at Premier Diagnostic is staffed by a nurse, a radiology technologist, and a radiologist.  Needle placement is guided under fluoroscopy.  Depending on the severity of the pain and inflammation, patients may receive a series of three injections.



Patient Instructions 

  1. Patient should stop anticoagulants listed below:
    • Aspirin and aspirin products – patient must be off 7 days prior to exam.
    • Coumadin – patient must be off 3 days prior to exam.
    • Plavix – patient must be off 5 days prior to exam.
  2. Patient is not permitted to drive after the ESI and must have a driver present.
  3. No solid food 4 hours prior to exam.  May have clear liquids until 1 hour prior to exam.
  4. Patient must bring current list of medications.
  5. Notify Premier if allergic to IV contrast or iodine.
  6. Patient should bring most recent lumbar MRI films or CD, if from another facility.

In addition to epidural steroid injections, Premier offers Joint Steroid Injections (20610)