If you regularly experience back or neck pain, and over-the-counter medications no longer provide relief, consider spinal injections. At Health Solutions in Tinley Park, Rockford, and Olympia Fields, Illinois, and Munster, Indiana, the team of board-certified family medicine and pain management specialists offers several types of spinal injections, including epidural injections, facet joint injections, and sacroiliac joint injections. To schedule your appointment, call the office nearest you or book online today.
A spinal injection is a minimally invasive treatment used to relieve neck, back, arm, or leg pain. It uses prescription medications to relieve swelling and inflammation caused by, as examples, pinched spinal nerves, herniated discs, and spinal stenosis.
At Health Solutions, the team conducts spinal injections in-office, using C-arm fluoroscopy. The treatment process is quick and painless. Most people experience near-instant relief that lasts for weeks––and, in some cases, months––at a time.
At Health Solutions, the integrative pain specialists offer several types of spinal injections, including:
If you experience pain that radiates into your arms or legs, you might benefit from an epidural injection. During an epidural injection, your Health Solutions doctor administers a local anesthetic or anti-inflammatory medication into the epidural space just outside your spinal cord. Once the medication enters your body, it goes to work, resolving inflammation and easing pain.
If you’ve suffered a sports-related injury, or have a degenerative disease like arthritis, and it causes you neck or back pain, you might benefit from a facet joint injection. Your facet joints are the small joints located between each vertebra. Your Health Solutions doctor administers anesthesia via a needle near the area of one or more facet joints. Once the anesthesia enters your body, it envelopes your affected spinal nerves, causing relief.
If you regularly experience pain in your lower back, buttocks, or legs, you might benefit from a sacroiliac joint injection. Your sacroiliac joints are located in your lower back, between the sacrum and pelvic bones. During a facet joint injection, your Health Solutions doctor administers anesthesia to one or both sacroiliac joints via a needle to relieve inflammation and, in turn, pain.
Only a pain management specialist, like those at Health Solutions, can determine if you’re a good candidate for spinal injections. Prior to making a recommendation, your Health Solutions doctor conducts a physical exam, reviews your medical history, and asks you about your symptoms.
If these measures don’t provide enough information, they might also recommend diagnostic imaging, like an X-ray or MRI. After pinpointing the source of your discomfort, your doctor develops a custom care plan that aligns with your individual needs.
To explore the benefits of spinal injections, schedule an appointment at Health Solutions. Call the office nearest you or book online today.