New Safety Considerations for Interventional Pain: Risks Associated with Cumulative use of Steroid Injections, Short and Long-Term Complications of Disc Puncture and Provocation Discography (402) Featured

8:30–9:30 am Sunday, March 10

The safety of interventional spine procedures: adverse events of spine injections, long-term complications of discography, and risks and benefits of stopping of continuing anticoagulation medications.

An Update on Cumulative Steroid Risk with Spinal Injections

Byron Schneider, MD

Short-Term Risks of Disc Puncture and Provocation Discography

Zachary McCormick

Long-Term Risks of Provocation Discography

Zachary McCormick, MD

Learning Objectives:

  • Quantify the indications, effectiveness, and common complications of epidural steroid injections.
  • Discuss the most up to date information regarding long term outcomes following discography.
  • Discuss the risk and benefits of maintaining versus ceasing anticoagulation medications for spine interventions.