Therapeutic Injections to Help Manage Chronic Pain
Chronic or acute pain can inhibit your mobility, making it impossible to accomplish your daily tasks effectively. Persistent joint pain can also prevent you from enjoying the good things that life has to offer. Luckily, the Polaris Spine and Neurosurgery Center team offers effective therapeutic injections in Atlanta to relieve joint pain and inflammation.
What is injection therapy?
Injection therapy refers to a pain management technique to help you alleviate chronic neck or back pain. This cutting-edge technique introduces substances in the area of treatment to alleviate pain and stimulate your body’s natural healing powers. Therapeutic injections may contain substances such as a steroid, an anesthetic, or both, relieving pain and inflammation. Your provider may also harvest growth factors from your body or a viable donor and use them in therapeutic injections. These growth factors promote tissue regeneration, promote your natural healing process and relieve acute or chronic pain.
Which conditions can therapeutic injections resolve?
During your appointment, the professional team at Polaris Spine & Neurosurgery Center conducts a thorough physical exam. They may also evaluate your medical history and enquire about your symptoms before recommending the appropriate therapeutic injection. They may also conduct diagnostic tests such as MRI and X-rays to understand your condition better. Injection therapy resolves several pain-causing medical conditions, including:
- Hip pain
- Lower and upper back pain
- Degenerative disc disease
- Spinal injury
- Shoulder pain
- Neck pain
- Bone spurs
- Herniated discs
If you experience chronic back or neck pain, inform your health care provider, who may recommend therapeutic injections.
What are the available types of therapeutic injections?
The skilled team at Polaris Spine & Neurosurgery Center offers therapeutic injections such as:
- Epidural steroid injections
An epidural steroid injection helps you manage chronic pain by delivering corticosteroids and anesthetics into your epidural space, the part between your spinal cord and your interior spinal column. These injections relieve pain due to compression, inflammation, and damage of your spinal nerves and radiate to your legs or arms.
- Regenerative injections
Regenerative injections introduce specific substances into your body to replicate your tissue healing process by stimulating your body’s natural healing power. Regenerative injections may include stem-cell therapy or platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy. PRP therapy utilizes the growth factors in your platelets to promote cell regeneration, reduce inflammation and improve circulation. Stem cell therapy relies on the unique ability of your stem cells to change into different types of tissues and promote tissue repair and regrowth. Your provider may recommend using lipogems from your adipose tissue to conduct stem cell therapy.
- Joint injections
Your spine has numerous joints that may be vulnerable to damage and inflammation. The team at Polaris Spine & Neurosurgery Center recommends joint injections for pain management. Joint injections contain an anesthetic that the skilled team transmits to the affected area to alleviate pain. Your provider can also use these injections to detect the underlying cause of your pain.
Call the office or book your spot on the Polaris & Neurosurgery Center website for more information about therapeutic injections.