Living with chronic pain is difficult, but we can help to make it more tolerable. We recognize that long-term pain affects you physically, mentally and emotionally. Chronic pain may be unrelenting and unpredictable. It may appear daily, or it may not show up for weeks. In many cases, there is no indication that your chronic pain may get better. You may feel fine, and suddenly a flash of pain may make you feel more miserable. Finding relief is a must and injection therapy may help.
How Do These Injections Work?
- If you are suffering from excruciating pain in your disc, injections to this type of area work by inhibiting the release of chemical substances from the organ.
- Some injections help limit the production of inflammatory pain mediators such as prostaglandins and leukotrienes.
- Other pain injections reduce spontaneous nerve pain signals that originate from irritated, inflamed, or compressed nerves, thus offering you some relief.
What are the Different Pain Injections?
We offer a wide variety of minimally-invasive injections – steroidal as well as non-steroidal. Through discussion, examination, and careful review of any pertinent test results, our providers will determine if injection therapy is right for you.
There are many different types of injections available to treat a multitude of ailments, each with its own benefit and purpose. Some of the injections we offer include
- Occipital nerve blocks for headache
- Shoulder joint and shoulder bursa injections
- Suprascapular nerve blocks for neck and shoulder pain.
- Biceps tendon injections
- Carpal tunnel injections
- Injections for tendonitis and joint pain
- Intercostal nerve injections
- Hip bursa injections
- Knee joint and hip joint injections
- Knee bursa injections
- Hyaluronic knee injections
- Injections for management of back pain and back relief
- Sacroiliac injections for lower back pain
- Trigger point injections
- Sciatic notch blocks for sciatica
- Botox injections for muscle spasms, spasticity, cervical dystonia, and torticollis.
This is a pain-relieving medication provided to the patient to treat migraines and headaches. The medication is injected into the occipital nerve using a fine needle. It takes effect on the body in a few minutes and helps reduce headaches.
This is an effective medication that helps to treat pain in the shoulder. The medication is injected into the supraspinatus fossa of the affected shoulder. It results in reduced pain and provides relief to the patient.
Patients who suffer from extreme shoulder pain due to conditions like arthritis and joint disorders are provided shoulder joint injections. They help to reduce the pain and improve movement in the shoulder.
This is an injection that is provided to the patient to treat bursitis. The subacromial bursal sac in the shoulder is injected with corticosteroids or anesthetics, which takes effect on the body and provides relief from severe pain.
These refer to corticosteroids that are injected into the tendon to provide relief from pain. Patients who have arthritis, injuries, or a dislocated shoulder can benefit from biceps tendon injections.
The pain caused by tendonitis can be treated through elbow injections. The medication is injected into the elbow which helps to provide relief from the pain.
This is a medication that is provided to patients with carpal tunnel syndrome. The medicine is injected into the wrist at the carpal tunnel. It helps in providing relief from the condition.
Patients who experience hand or wrist pain due to arthritis are provided with wrist injections. It also helps to treat pain caused by tendonitis.
This is a medication that is provided to the patient to gain relief from herpes zoster infection or a surgical incision. Injecting the medication into the affected intercostal nerve can provide relief from the pain in the chest or rib.
This is a pain reliever that deals with pain and swelling caused by hip bursitis. The medication is injected into the hip which provides temporary relief from the disease.
This is a medication provided to patients who experience arthritis, injury, or lower back pain. Hip Joint Injections are injected directly into the joint which helps to alleviate the pain.
This is a pain reliever that is provided to patients who experience pain due to knee joint diseases. The injection is injected into the superior lateral aspect of the patella, which helps to provide significant relief to the patient.
The knee pain caused by osteoarthritis can be treated with the help of a hyaluronic knee injection. It is injected into the joint which helps to provide relief from the pain.
Knee bursa injections are administered to ease the friction between moving muscles or tendons. It reduces pain and provides relief for up to one year.
These refer to steroid medicines that are provided for relief from back pain. The injection helps to provide relief from inflammation.
Patients who experience acute or chronic back pain are provided injections for back pain relief. They help to reduce the pain as well as help to determine the source of the pain.
This is a medication provided to treat or diagnose lower back pain. It is injected into the sacroiliac joint which gradually provides relief from the pain.
This is a medication provided to patients who experience distal lower extremity pain. It is administered in the gluteal region which helps to provide relief from sciatica.
This is an injection that is provided to patients to treat painful areas of muscle that contain trigger points. It is directly injected into the muscle which helps to relax the muscles gradually.
Botox for muscle spasm is a medication that provides relief from severe muscle spasms around the eyes and in the neck. It is injected into the muscle in tiny amounts which helps to block nerve signals to the muscle.
What to Expect After Injections?
- Prior to, and after providing injection therapy we do request you hold off on use of anti-inflammatory drugs or NSAIDs. Commonly used NSAIDs include ibuprofen, motrin, Aleve, naproxen, naprosyn, Celebrex, celecoxib, Advil, Excedrin, Aspirin, Toradol, ketorolac, and diclofenac.
- You can often resume regular activities 24-48 hours following injection therapy.
- We may suggest you ice the site of injection for 10-20 minutes every 1-2 hours as needed for a day or two.
Please reach out to our practice in Wyandotte, MI, to have a consultation with our doctor, Dr. Abrahamson. Please call us at (734) 287-3000 or schedule an online consultation, and we’ll guide you further.