Pain that is due to underlying health conditions or injuries may become chronic – and when that happens, it usually sends patients into a spiral of try-and-test methods just to achieve some relief. Pain can easily control your life without the help of medical pain management provided by doctors who specialize in pain control.
Injections are one of the most effective nonsurgical therapies for pain management. Using injections, physicians can deliver the medication directly to the source of pain or prevent the pain signals from reaching the brain.
Unlike oral medications, which have to first pass through the digestive system before they can start to provide pain relief, injections provide immediate relief. There is also a much lower risk of becoming addicted to the pain medication since it is administered by a doctor.
Types of Pain-Relief Injections
If you are struggling to manage your pain, an interventional pain management physician can treat your pain at the source. These are some of the most popular types of injections for pain management:
Epidural Injections for Neck and Back Pain
This type of injection can relieve pain in the back, neck, arms, and legs that is usually due to spine conditions, such as disc degeneration or spinal stenosis. Your doctor will deliver the medication (usually steroids and numbing medicine) into your epidural space.
Doctors use live X-ray imaging to help guide the injection into the epidural space. The result is a noticeably reduced pressure on your spine and relief from pain.
Injections for Joint Pain
Physicians who specialize in pain relief can deliver injections for joint pain – including knee pain, shoulder pain, elbow pain, and even facet point injections for back pain or radiating pain from the spinal cord. For pain originating from a “trigger point” due to muscle spasms, overexertion, or injury, doctors can deliver trigger-point injections to relax the muscles and thereby relieve pain.
Injections for pain management work best if you rest for a while immediately after the procedure, and if you also engage in physical therapy. Moving your muscles and joints will help the medicine flow naturally throughout your body for enhanced pain-relief results.
Get Relief from Pain Now
For effective management of chronic pain, we welcome you to Lynx Healthcare. Our pain management physicians are board-certified and fellowship-trained in the administration of interventional pain management therapies, and we can evaluate your condition and determine the best course of action to help tackle your pain for good.
A clinic-based medical team is your best bet for treating chronic pain, especially if it is overall pain, radiating pain, or arthritis pain. Although pain is supposed to be a signal to your brain that something is awry in your body and must be healed, sometimes the messages get crossed – and so the inaccurate messages must be stopped in order to stop feeling the sensation of pain.
You can trust us with your treatment. We will create a customized treatment plan for you as soon as we determine the cause of your pain, and we will be with you every step of the way.