We have different type injections available
Epidural steroid injections (ESI) are a popular method for treating inflammation and pain in the spine. Low back pain that affects the legs and neck pain that affects the arms are common reasons for receiving epidural steroid injections.
When steroids are injected into the epidural space, anti-inflammatory medication that can decrease pain and improve physical function is delivered directly to the affected nerves. Steroids do not fix the affected disc injury but offer improvement or relief of pain and thus improve quality of life and function while your body hopefully heals the injured tissue. By decreasing inflammation and pain, steroids make the road to recovery less bumpy.
Epidural injections are outpatient procedures performed by inserting a thin needle into the spine using x-ray guidance and contrast dye to confirm the medication is delivered to the correct area. Patients generally obtain relief from their pain within 2 to 5 days. Up to 4 epidurals can be provided in a 12 month period.
The physicians at Cedar Hill Pain and Rehab can help determine the best treatment plan that works for you and improves your quality of life.
The facet joints connect the vertebrae in the spine. Facet injections are used to treat the neck and back pain associated with arthritic or inflamed facet joints and to reduce the inflammation and swelling of the tissue in and around the area.
Facet joint injections are routine outpatient procedures. They consist of the injection of a local anesthetic followed by the injection of a steroid medication into small joints under x-ray guidance. Most patients experience temporary relief from the pain because of the anesthetic. This lasts several hours.
Some patients experience mild soreness and aching in the muscles around the location of the injection. Additional relief often follows 2 to 4 days after the procedure.
Facet blocks are another kind of injection for facet-mediated pain, or pain that does not travel into an extremity. These injections do not involve steroids and are for diagnostic purposes only. If successful, radiofrequency ablation, also known as rhizotomy, may be considered.
If you or a loved one is suffering from facet pain and interested in facet injections, the physicians at Cedar Hill Pain and Rehab can help determine the cause and find a treatment plan that works for you and improves your quality of life.
Sacroiliac joint injections are used to alleviate the pain associated with sacroiliac joint dysfunction, as well as a diagnostic tool. The sacroiliac joints connect the tailbone with the pelvis. They are located on both sides of the tailbone.
During a sacroiliac injection, a local anesthetic is injected to numb the area before the medication is injected into the joint under x-ray guidance. Patients often experience immediate pain relief that lasts a couple of hours from the anesthetic. The main medication is a long-lasting corticosteroid that will provide pain relief for an extended period of time typically within 2 to 4 days. Up to 4 sacroiliac joint injections can be provided in a 12 month period.
If you or a loved one is suffering from sacroiliac joint pain and interested in treating your pain with a sacroiliac injection, the physicians at Cedar Hill Pain and Rehab can help determine the cause and find a treatment plan that works for you and improves your quality of life.
To learn more about these therapy techniques and to find out if you’re a candidate, you can make an appointment with a physician at Cedar Hill Pain and Rehab by calling 972-291-9165 or click here.
General joint injections can be done on any joint in the body, such as shoulder, hip, or knee joints. Usually the medication injected consists of a steroid that reduces the inflammation in the joint.
Joint injections are done in the office and take only a few minutes. Pain relief is often immediate due to the anesthetic. These injections are often performed under ultrasound guidance.
Patients may find that the reduction in pain allows them to participate in activities they have missed out on, such as playing golf, gardening, or jogging. If the pain returns, injections can often be repeated.
If you or a loved one is suffering from joint pain and interested in steroid joint injections, the physicians at Cedar Hill Pain and Rehab can find a treatment plan that works for you and improves your quality of life.
Bursa injections are used to alleviate pain associated with the bursa sac in shoulder, elbow, hip, knee joints, and other parts of the body. Swollen Bursa cause inflammation and pain, which is commonly treated with a steroid injected into the bursa sac. Reduction in pain begins after 2-3 days.
If you or a loved one is suffering from bursa pain and interested in treating your pain with bursa injection, the physicians at Cedar Hill Pain and Rehab can help determine the cause and find a treatment plan that works for you and improves your quality of life.