The Buda Health Center is one of the leading private institutions of Budapest offering its patients personalized comprehensive health care.


One-Day Treatments

One-day Treatments

One-day treatments of spinal disorders include such minimally invasive treatments as injections of the spine given for the relief of pain and the reduction of inflammation.

The block injections have a therapeutic effect as they numb the source of pain and reduce the inflammation around the nerve root.  They are also used as a diagnostic tool to confirm the specific source of back pain for the patient.  If the patient's pain goes away after the injection, it can be inferred that the back pain generator is the specific nerve root that has just been injected.

The injections contain:

1) anaesthetics, and
2) anti-inflammatory corticosteroids.

Nerve root block injection: is an injection near the affected nerve (outside the epidural space) as it exits the spinal column.

Facet joint block injection: is an injection into one or more of the small joints located along the side of each vertebrae on both sides of the spine.

Epidural block injection: is an injection into the epidural space the area which surrounds the spinal cord and the nerves coming out of it.

Discography: contrast material is injected into an intervertebral disc to determine the disc's contribution to pain. The doctor will view the entire procedure on a fluoroscopy screen and assess the internal structure of the discs. Upon completion of the discogram, the physician will be able to recommend a course of treatment.


  • No special preparation is necessary before the procedures. You may take your regular medications, eat and drink as usual.
  • On the day of treatment, please report at the Buda Health Center, Királyhágó utca 1-3, Reception Desk on the Ground Floor of Building “B" for advance payment of the procedure. Cash, bank cards, Health Fund cards, Ticket Wellness and vacation checks are accepted. For further information, please call +36-1-489-5200 or click here.
  • Please go to the 3rd Floor (II. emelet) for your treatment.
  • The procedures are done under fluoroscopy or CT navigation guidance to ensure that the medication is delivered to the correct location. The treatment takes about 15-30 minutes, depending on the type of procedure. Following the injection, you will be required to rest for about 4-6 hours and leave the premises only when released by your treating physician.
  • You may not drive after the procedure or engage in work that might be dangerous.
  • Meals are available and, if ordered in advance, may be brought to your room.  

One-Day Treatments Include the following:

  • Physical examination, treatment: initial and final examination
  • Nursing care
  • Summary and Final Reports
  • Accommodation: double occupancy room with bath (TV, refrigerator, telephone, safe and Internet connection).*


  • Nerve root, facet joint block injections w/fluoroscopic guidance, in surgery:
    38,000.- HUF (w/o TAJ: 57,000.- HUF)
  • Epidural sacral injection - in surgery:
    38,000.- HUF (w/o TAJ: 57,000.- HUF)
  • Discography - w/fluoroscopic guidance, in surgery:
    48,000.- HUF (w/o TAJ: 72,000.- HUF)

* Single room is available at additional cost. Please let us know your request at the time of admission.