Chronic pain is unpredictable and can occur anytime. However, there is always no sign that things are improving. Chronic pain and inflammation can make you tired. One highly effective, non-surgical treatment for chronic pain is injections. These injections, also known as interventional therapy, usually inject cortisone or local anesthetics into the region around nerves or joints.
Pain management injections can provide long-term solutions and are effective. They are less invasive as compared to surgery. They are used to treat various orthopedic or neurological conditions and injuries.
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EPIDURAL STEROID INJECTIONS
These injections are injected in an epidural space around the spinal cord and contain steroids and anesthetics. These shots are effective in managing pain caused by a herniated disc, sciatica, degenerative disc disease, and upper and lower back pain. Steroids reduce inflammation, which helps to prevent discomfort over time while the anesthetic instantly relieves pain. You can have an epidural injection in your neck, mid back, or lower back/buttocks. Pain that originates in any of these areas or extends from these areas into arms or legs and rarely into the chest or thorax can be treated with injections.
HOW MANY TYPES OF EPIDURAL STEROID INJECTIONS ARE THERE?
Interlaminar Epidural Steroid Injection :- A face-down position is used for this injection. The surgeon will inject a solution into the painful epidural space using a fluoroscopic X-ray. This procedure is useful for treating spinal conditions such as spinal stenosis.
Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection :- The patient will be laying face down, similar to the interlaminar epidural steroid injection, and the surgeon will use a fluoroscopic X-ray to guide the injection. Compared to interlaminar epidural steroid injection, this procedure is more complicated but also more accurate. It delivers a small quantity of medicine to the affected area of the spine.
This injection is helpful in treating sciatica and other back problems. Transforaminal epidural steroid injection is injected where your spinal nerve exits your spine, or between your spine and spinal cord. You experience discomfort that originates in your back and travels down your leg when a nerve root in this area becomes inflamed and irritated.
Caudal Epidural Steroid Injection :- This method often focuses on the tailbone and uses fluoroscopic X-rays as well. It is therefore suitable for pain in the lower spine. A needle is inserted below the lower spine or lower back and is useful for conditions such as herniated discs and leg pain from sciatica.
TRIGGER POINT INJECTIONS
After an accident or injury, the muscle in the neck or back can often twist up and start to spasm. Trigger point injections immediately ease discomfort and muscular spasms, which reduces inflammation and allows better mobility, and range of motion.
Trigger point injections are used to treat painful areas of the muscle that contain trigger points. They are used to treat muscle groups of arms, legs, lower back, neck and fibromyalgia, and tension headaches.
PRP INJECTIONS (PLATELET RICH PLASMA INJECTIONS)
The patient’s own platelets and plasma are used in PRP injections. They encourage cell renewal and repair, which reduces pain both in the short and long term. PRP injections are used to treat arthritis-related pain, ruptured tendons, tendonitis, muscle injuries, and joint problems. Studies indicate that PRP injections reduce discomfort and increase mobility for persons with rotator cuff injuries. PRP injections can take several weeks to begin working.
A doctor draws blood from your body to collect plasma. The part of your body being treated is then numbed by the doctor. Then with a needle, the doctor injects your plasma into the part of your body being treated.
Cortisone is a type of steroid, a medication that reduces inflammation, and helps ease discomfort. In order to prevent collagen production and joint inflammation, cortisone injections are injected into the affected joint or area. Although it is effective for all joint pain, especially used to treat knee pain. Cortisone injection reduces both pain and inflammation. Doctors may prescribe cortisone injections for back pain, bursitis, gout, osteoarthritis, and tendonitis.