For some patients, an injection of a local anesthetic and corticosteroid is an effective treatment for spinal pain. The local anesthetic numbs pain immediately, giving the corticosteroid time to become effective and provide longer-lasting pain relief. Together, these two medications can allow patients to get back to their normal lives.
Choosing the appropriate injection site can be difficult because it requires finding a specific area of internal tissue that is not visible to the naked eye, like a herniated disk or damaged muscle. At Dynamic Health & Pain Management, we utilize various pain management techniques, including image-guided injections, to accurately and effectively treat spinal pain.
What Is Image-Guided Injection?
The pain management specialists at Dynamic Health & Pain Management offer pain natural and medicated injections to patients as a way to alleviate acute and chronic pain. Injection therapy reduces swelling around joints and soft tissue and interrupts how pain signals are sent to your brain.
In an imaging-guided injection procedure, computerized tomography (CT) scans or video fluoroscopy provides guidance for needle placement. This real-time imaging technique allows doctors to see exactly where they are injecting the analgesics, instead of having to refer to a static X-ray or using landmarks to determine injection placement. This procedure offers the precision of surgery without the time investment and possible complications.
How Does Image-Guided Injection Improve Pain Relief?
Image-guided injection makes pain relief much more precise. Your doctor can locate exactly the disc or muscle that is causing pain and inject pain relievers into that area specifically. This procedure injects the right amount of medication directly into a pinpointed spot, eliminating worries of over-medication. Doctors can find the source of your pain easily, so you won’t have to return to the office for multiple procedures. With image-guided injection, pain relief can be quicker and more effective than ever.
To learn more about our breakthrough pain management treatments, call 704-525-6288 to schedule a consultation. We offer new client appointments within one to three days, and we are one of the only pain management clinics to provide imaging-guided injections without a long wait. We utilize innovative new pain management techniques to relieve your pain as quickly and effectively as possible. Be sure to like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter for all the latest in health, wellness and pain management news!