o you or someone you know suffer from chronic pain on a daily basis? Do over-the-counter pain relievers such as Tylenol or Ibuprofen fall short in providing relief? Have you turned to opioid-based painkillers just to get by? If so, there may be a safer, and relatively non-invasive option to help relieve some of your suffering.
Chronic Pain & Pain injections
For decades now, pain injections have helped improve millions of lives. A pain injection is an effective alternative that works by targeting the source of the pain and providing medical relief. Your doctor, using specific X-ray guidance systems to pinpoint the affected area, administer these injections in the office. After this process, the patient may head home within a matter of minutes!
Instead of swallowing pills with costly side effects and praying they get the job done, pain injections are an infinitely more effective and scientifically sound procedure.
These injections are used to alleviate pain in the following areas:
- The lower back
- The neck
- The sciatica
- Sacroiliac joints
- Facet joints
There are several more areas that may qualify for pain injections as well, but these are the most common.
One of the reasons these injections are so sought after today is the relative ease with which the injections are administered. At the Spine & Orthopedic Center, we use a machine called a Fluoroscope to target the specific pain source. After numbing the area with lidocaine, a needle advances through the skin and injects a powerful epidural steroid, which works as an anti-inflammatory to relieve pain. Most injections take about 1-3 weeks to take effect and may require a follow-up injection.
These injections are not just effective, but relatively inexpensive compared to surgery or pricey painkillers that may not be covered by insurance.
Will My Pain Subside?
After the procedure, patients tend to experience improved mobility and an overall improvement in the quality of life! If you are suffering from chronic pain and feel like you’ve tried everything to no avail, ask your physician about pain injections with SOC.
Call or visit the Spine & Orthopedic Center today for more information on this and other proven pain management services. You can also check us out online at www.spineorthocenter.com.
Don’t suffer another day when help may be a phone call away.