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Therapeutic Injection

Therapeutic injection is a treatment administered with the goal of relieving chronic pain and inflammation.

These injections are usually administered to patients dealing with either acute or chronic pain who have been unable to get relief from conservative treatment options.

The most common type of therapeutic injections are steroidal, but there are many others. such as nonsteroidals, cell therapies and botox. After an injection, you’ll likely feel immediate relief related to the local anesthetic then return of pain followed by  slow improvement being after about 3 days and progressing over the next several weeks or months.

Our Commitment

We are committed to providing the highest level of care to those with chronic pain through a comprehensive approach to treatments. We utilize the most advanced techniques to accurately diagnose the source of a patient’s pain.

Our Focus

Our focus is on decreasing or eliminating pain while restoring normal function to the injured areas. Once we have accurately diagnosed the issue, we will proceed with a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.

Pain Conditions Helped by Therapeutic Injections

Therapeutic injections can treat pain caused by a variety of conditions, but some of the most common conditions include:

  • Back pain (Degenerative disc disease, sciatica, facet joint syndrome, spinal stenosis, etc.)
  • Neck pain
  • Joint pain (Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, bursitis, etc.)
  • Nerve pain (Paresthesia, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, etc.)
  • Muscle pain

How Therapeutic Injections are Performed

These precision injections are typically image-guided with live X-rays or ultrasound guidance. These injections allow direct treatment of affected tissues, lowering your exposure to medications like steroids. IV sedation is sometimes used for your comfort or to improve safety.

How Therapeutic Injections Help

Therapeutic injections have helped many patients suffering from pain reclaim their lives by reducing swelling or blocking nerve signals and providing long-term pain relief.

If the purpose of a therapeutic injection is to reduce swelling, it contains an anti-inflammatory agent that is delivered directly to the affected joint or muscle. The anti-inflammatory agent interrupts release pain-causing chemicals caused by inflammation and swelling..

Depending on your condition and needs, you may only need one injection or you may return for a series of therapeutic injections over a few weeks or months. As part of creating your unique treatment plan, our team will work with you to determine how many injections you may need to relieve your pain for as long as possible.

Most patients report having reduced pain for months after their last injection, but some patients have been pain-free for over a year after therapeutic injections. Every patient is different, but many have experienced relief and improvement in function with help from therapeutic injections.