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Spine Injections

Spinal injections are one of the front-line non-surgical methods of producing almost immediate and long-term pain relief. While there’s no guarantee that any pain management technique will work perfectly in your particular case, injections into various areas of the spine have shown the capacity to work effectively in conjunction with physical therapy or medications. Sometimes they are used to delay surgery, to recover faster after surgery, and even as a diagnostic tool to establish exactly what is causing the pain in the first place.

If the thought of having a needle anywhere near the part of your body that holds you upright makes you want to run screaming away from your computer, we’d like to say, “Please don’t.” In the hands of a skilled practitioner like Dr. Kaufman, there’s a good chance your injection experience will create no more than mild discomfort and almost certainly be less painful than the agony your spine currently has you mired in.

Why in the Spine?
Of course, no one wants a needle inserted into their spine, but there are very good reasons to choose this method over others. Oral medications take a shotgun approach in which 99 percent of the desired effect may never reach the precise trouble spot. With a steroid injection, a powerful anti-inflammatory solution can be targeted to the precise problem. While every spinal injury is different, often these types of injections provide months of lasting, blessed relief.

That’s worth a little pinprick isn’t it?

Why Steroids?
Thanks to a few professional baseball players who swatted home runs at an inhuman pace back in the mid-1990s, steroids received a general slandering in the media like no other medicine ever has. The truth is that there are two different types. Anabolic steroids – the kind that make you bigger and stronger – are what sluggers Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa, and Barry Bonds (allegedly) used to launch all those moonshots.

The kind used in a medical setting are called steroids also but are classified as corticosteroids and are simply a synthetic drug that resembles cortisol, a natural body hormone. These steroids are probably the best way to tame an out-of-control immune system and reduce inflammation and pain known to man.

If you’re in the Miami area, call 786.369.4010 today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Kaufman to discuss the ways he can help bring your pain under control.

Patient Testimonials

  • "I've suffered with back pain ever since my back surgery. Due to Dr. Kaufman and his non-surgical, non-invasive spinal injections, my pain has been greatly alleviated. It saved me another trip back to the operating room"
    Donna Franchetti Patient
  • "After spine surgery that did not relieve my pain I was referred to Dr. Seth Kaufman. He gave me his full attention and patiently listened, with empathy, to all my concerns and made me feel as though I was his only patient. Dr. Kaufman has managed my back pain, effectively, for many years. My only regret is that I did not meet him prior to surgery. I have complete confidence and recommend him to anyone without reservation."
    Sharon James Patient
  • "I'm a patient of Dr. Seth Kaufman's. For several years he has really helped me relieve the pain in my back and my legs. I've received several shots from him and they have really helped me. He is always available and he is very compassionate. I would highly recommend him."
    Ann Robinson Patient
  • " I was referred to Dr. Kaufman by my primary care physician, thank God, and he has helped me tremendously with pain after my back surgery, extensive back surgery, when I was left with more pain then I got rid of. Through his injections and use of topical ointments most of the pain has gone away. He is still helping me and still trying to get rid of the rest of it."
    Mary Wilson Patient
  • "I am a patient of Dr. Seth Kaufman's and have been seeing him for several years for back issues and knee issues. He has treated me very well, his injections were great and I got a lot of relief from him. I would recommend him to anyone, at any time."
    Robin Fisher
  • "Dr. Seth Kaufman, I cannot say enough wonderful things. This man saved my life from pain. He is dedicated and wonderful and I don't know what I would do without him. I would like to adopt him as my son, but so does everyone else who knows him. He truly keeps the pain out of my body."
  • "I was referred to Dr. Kaufman about 10 years ago. I was scheduled to have back surgery due to herniated discs in my lower back. Dr. Kaufman suggested injections and I took his advice. He administered several injections and I've been pain free for over 10 years, with no surgery needed and Dr. Kaufman continues to be my doctor. He's very, very knowledgeable and an expert in his field and I thank him very, very much."
  • "I had severe back pain. It started out of the blue and I felt it going down my leg. I am a spine surgeon myself and I have been caring for patients with these pains for years – I knew exactly what the problem was as soon as I obtained an MRI – I had a herniated disk - and I could not see myself taking care of patients with this horrible pain. Doctor Kaufman gave me 2 epidural steroid injections and I went back to work the same day with no pain. Most patients do not need spine surgery and if you are like me, try to avoid surgery. The best way to avoid surgery is with a properly targeted transforaminal epidural steroid injection, done in a modern safe manner – “transforaminal”. This applies to both neck and back pain. I recommend Dr. Kaufman to all my patients and my family. Call him and he will help you without surgery."
    Dr. Georgiy Brusovanik, MD Orthopedic Spine Surgeon and Dr. Kaufman’s Patient