Steroid injections deliver anti-inflammatory steroid medications into a specific part of your body to treat persistent inflammation that causes pain.
The team at DYNAMIC Pain and Wellness provides steroid injections in a comfortable treatment room. They can use the guidance of fluoroscopy, a real-time X-ray technology, to position the injection into a precise location within your joint or soft tissues.
Your provider at DYNAMIC Pain and Wellness may recommend a steroid injection if oral medications aren’t working well enough to relieve the inflammation and pain of:
The pain management team offers on-site diagnostic testing to better understand the cause of your pain. They might prescribe a steroid injection after reviewing your medical history, your existing health, and the severity of your pain.
During your procedure, your DYNAMIC Pain and Wellness provider can apply a topical anesthetic to keep you comfortable. If they use fluoroscopy, you can expect to lie on an exam table while the team positions the equipment over the injection site.
Your physician injects the medications directly into the painful area. It’s common to have an increase in your pain immediately after treatment. However, within a few days, you should notice a significant reduction in pain and swelling. Any redness or bruising in the injection site should go away without any treatment in a few days.
You may need to rest for the remainder of the day and avoid strenuous activity for several days depending on your doctor’s instructions. However, you should be able to resume most of your usual activities within a few days.
While the results of this treatment differ from person to person, the pain-relieving benefits of steroid injection can last for several weeks or months. Your provider can determine if you might benefit from additional injections at a later time to keep you pain-free.
Find out more about the benefits of minimally invasive steroid injections by calling DYNAMIC Pain and Wellness or by requesting an appointment online today.