While imaging scans can sometimes reveal which nerve or joint is affected, this is not always the case. When used to diagnose neck or back pain, injections can help determine if a specific nerve or joint is the source of a patient’s discomfort.
What is a Cortisone Shot? As a pain management physician, one of the most powerful tools in my arsenal against pain is a steroid injection. These injections are also known as a “cortisone injection” or "corticosteroid injection". Cortisone is a powerful anti-inflammatory medication that reduces the inflammatory response of many painful conditions. Some of these [...]