Chronic pain can have a devastating effect on your life and productivity. At Spine and Injury Associates, serving Orlando, FL, and the surrounding areas, we can help you find real sustainable pain management solutions. Keep reading to learn more about your options in Altamonte Springs, Haines City, Plant City, Kissimmee, Ocala, and Winter Haven. Chiropractic attempts to treat pain issues in a non-invasive, all-natural way. Our chiropractic care services include spinal adjustments and massage therapy. In some severe cases of chronic pain, pain injections can be used.
What Are Pain Injections?
Pain injections are a type of therapy that can be used to treat painful trigger points. Our chiropractor reserves this type of treatment as a last resort for patients who have not responded to other forms of therapy. During a pain injection, our chiropractor will evaluate the painful area to determine the exact location of the trigger point. A needle will then be inserted into the trigger point and an injection of pain-relieving anesthetics or steroids will be injected into the area. These treatments are usually quick and painless.
How Often Are Pain Injections Administered?
Ideally, a pain injection will be administered once and the pain issues will be resolved. This is usually the case if the trigger point was caused by an isolated injury, trauma, or overuse of the affected body part. If your trigger points are a result of a chronic pain condition, you may need to undergo further treatment. Chronic pain conditions such as Fibromyalgia and Myofascial pain disorder tend to cause recurring trigger points which will need treatment. Our chiropractor will evaluate your condition to determine how often you will need pain injections. Typically, pain injections including steroids are administered less often than those that do not include steroids.
Benefits of Pain Injections
Pain injections are a safe form of treatment for individuals who are experiencing severe trigger point pain which does not respond well to other forms of pain relief treatment. Pain injections are an appealing alternative to prescription medication, which effectively masks pain but does nothing to address its root cause. You and your chiropractor must explore all other pain relief options before pain injections are administered.
Contact us for Chiropractic Care in Orlando, Altamonte Springs, Haines City, Plant City, Kissimmee, Winter Haven, and Ocala
Call Spine & Injury Associates today at (407) 434-7246 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor.