You may be living with pain from an injury, disorder, or disease.
Good and bad days come and go.
But even when the pain goes away, you can count on it to return – month after month, year after year.
You could spend a lot of time trying DYI and non-traditional therapies and treatments until you start finding relief.
Or you could visit a pain management doctor.
Pain Management Injections
Pain management doctors or pain specialists are trained to diagnose chronic pain conditions and apply the most effective minimally-invasive pain relief procedures.
Steroid injection is one of their simplest methods for relieving muscle, joint, and nerve pain.
Two of the most common injections are nerve block and facet joint injections.
The type that pain specialists choose depends on the location and source of your pain.
The Benefits of Pain Management Injections
- safe and effective
- minimally invasive (non-surgical)
- long-term pain relief (up to several months or longer)
Facet Joint Injections
The facet joints connect the spine’s bones and are found in the neck, chest, and back at each vertebral level.
What Facet Joint Injections Treat:
- back pain due to injury
- arthritis damage in facet joints
- stress on the spine
Nerve Block Injections
Unlike facet blocks, nerve block injections can help pain specialists identify the source of nerve pain in the legs and feet or treat nerve pain in the head.
What Nerve Blocks Treat:
- A lumbar sympathetic block can treat nerve pain symptoms in the feet and legs.
- An occipital nerve block can treat nerve pain in the scalp and back of the head.
For a nerve block or facet joint injection procedure, a doctor or nurse administers two injections (a local anesthetic and steroid) into the designated area.
Within minutes of the anesthetic injection, you may notice significant pain relief.
Facet blocks and nerve blocks pain-relief injections are safe and highly unlikely to cause complications compared to surgical alternatives.
Get Long-Term Pain Relief in Texas
Are you tired of taking pain medication every day to keep up with your chronic pain?
We can give you relief that lasts for weeks or months.
To find out how pain management injections may help you, give Texas Pain Physicians a call at (972) 636-5727 or book your appointment online.