Therapeutic Pain Injections in Hickory, NC
Do you suffer from chronic pain in your joints, spine, or muscles? The best way to treat pain is at the source, and therapeutic injections do just that. Introduced directly to the affected joint, vertebrae, intravertebral disc, or muscle, therapeutic injections may result in fast and long-lasting pain relief. Pain relief injections can even be used to gently manipulate nerves, reducing their ability to transmit pain signals to your brain.
Each treatment typically takes about an hour and can be performed as an outpatient procedure. Little or no downtime is required, so you can get back to your daily activities with no hospital stay or long recovery time. Though you may enjoy pain relief shortly after treatment, as with all medical procedures, results vary.
Types of Pain Injections
Targeted facet joint injections
These injections can eliminate several ailments at once. Pain from tiny facet joints can radiate to the legs, arms and head. Treating these joints near the vertebra can also help reduce the effects of degenerative disorders, neck pain, and restricted movement.
Epidural steroid injection
Pressure from inflamed tissues or intervertebral discs in the spinal column can cause chronic severe pain. In this situation, doctors may choose to administer an epidural steroid injection, bathing the agitated nerve to diminish pressure and pain. If this procedure results in short-term benefit or is ineffective, direct injection of steroids into the intervertebral disc can provide improved and longer-term relief.
Growth factors and/or stem cells injected directly into the intervertebral disc often result in a greater degree of pain relief with much more thorough, long-lasting benefits than steroids. Occasionally, these injections may completely solve the problem.
Steroid, growth factor, and anesthetic injection
A carefully formulated mix of steroids and/or growth factors with anesthetic reduces inflammation, diminishes pain, treats certain diseases, and improves range of mobility in the nearly any joint. It is especially effective in treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, tendonitis, bursitis, gout, and even carpal tunnel syndrome.
Direct nerve injection
Pain and numbness in your extremities is often caused by irritation in the spinal nerve – and that's where the pain should be treated. Once your doctor identifies the correct nerve pathway, a simple injection blocks the nerve from sending pain signals to your brain. Chronic headaches, peripheral vascular disease, stenosis, shingles, traumatic injury, neuralgia and chronic pancreatitis are some of the painful conditions that nerve block injections may improve.
Trigger point injection
When a muscle accumulates waste or such extreme tension that is can’t relax, painful knots can develop. Left untreated, these knots can get worse and damage surrounding nerves, sending pain signals to other areas of your body. Trigger point injections can instantly relieve the pain associated with these sensitive points and can also reduce or eliminate fibromyalgia pain.
Reserve Your Appointment Today
Chronic muscle or joint pain doesn’t have to disrupt your health, happiness, or quality of life. Pain management injections can provide both short and long-term pain relief solutions, helping you get back to living a less painful or even pain-free life.
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