The pain diary can be found under “Treatments”; “Diagnostics”: “Spinal Injections Pain Diary”.
I cannot comment on costs as I do not do these injection but refer them out. I also do not know what insurance companies reimburse or how the hospital charges. The should be minimal to no side effects if you choose an experienced and competent interventionist.
Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.