Nerve Block and Other Injections at Advanced Pain Management and Rehab
One of the most distinctive things about Advanced Pain Management and Rehab is how we integrate chiropractic care with other types of medical treatment as needed to help our patients achieve optimal pain relief. Our chiropractor and medical doctor work together to provide you with the most effective treatment strategy for your individual needs. Medical injections can be a helpful part of that plan, from nerve block injections to injections that help mobilize joints. Let's take a look at the injections we may prescribe for specific situations.
Extremity Joint Injections
Shoulders, knees, elbows, and other extremity joints are prone to painful chronic conditions such as osteoarthritis, bursitis, and tendinitis. In addition to helpful extremity adjustments from our chiropractor, we can administer injections of steroid medication directly into the damaged structure, providing long-term relief from inflammation. Bursae injections to relieve bursitis are a good example. We also offer viscosupplementation, a method of injecting lubricating substances into knees or other joints that suffer from bone-on-bone friction.
Nerve Block Injections
A nerve block is an injection that stops pain signals from traveling through the nerve. A ganglion nerve block injects painkillers into a nerve hub known as a ganglion, numbing multiple nerves at once. We can perform nerve block injections diagnostically, to find the exact nerve that's causing your pain, and as a prognostic measure to see whether a nerve block will successfully ease the discomfort. Our medical doctor then administers a second nerve block for long-term pain relief. Nerve blocks are often categorized by the particular nerve branches or ganglion that they address. We use them to treat everything from intercostal pain and peripheral neuropathy to spinal pain. Epidural nerve blocks are injected into the epidural space between the spinal cord and its protective covering as a treatment for cervical, thoracic, or lumbar pain.
Facet Joint Injections
Facet joint injections deliver anesthetic and steroid medication to the facet joints that connect and articulate the spinal vertebrae. These injections can help us diagnose a case facet joint inflammation or arthritis while also relieving painful symptoms. For even more extended relief, we can administer a nerve-deadening follow-up technique called radiofrequency ablation.
Epidural Steroid Injections
The epidural space is what provides cushioning for the nerves in your spinal cord. If this get inflamed, it can put pressure on the nerves and can result in neck, back, leg or arm pain. A steroid injection to the epidural acts an anti-inflammatory to allow for a reduction in pain and an increase in functionality that might have been lost. While this may not solve the underlying cause of the inflammation in the first place, this can help to provide patients relief and allow the body an opportunity to work on itself for longer lasting improvement.
Your Pain Relief Resource for the Williamsport and Lycoming County Areas
Rely on us as your pain relief resource for the Williamsport and Lycoming County areas. Call (570) 322-1245 to ask about our injection treatments!