Spinal Injections

Spinal Injections Q & A

What are spine injections?

Spine injections are one of the many services offered at Town Center Orthopaedics. These injections serve as an alternative pain management option for patients suffering from chronic neck or back pain.

Types of spine injections include:

  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Selective nerve root block injections
  • Facet joint injections and radiofrequency ablation
  • Sacroiliac joint injections and radiofrequency ablation
  • Occipital nerve injections
  • Kyphoplasty/vertebral augmentation
  • Trigger point injections
  • Sympathetic nerve block

For patients with chronic spine pain, Town Center Orthopaedics also offers complex nerve blocks and spinal cord stimulation.

Town Center Orthopaedics also offers platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy injections. PRP is a form of regenerative medicine created from a sample of your blood. PRP contains a high concentration of platelets and growth factors that support your body’s natural healing powers.

The spine experts at Town Center Orthopaedics may recommend PRP therapy to support the healing of a spine injury for long-term pain relief.

The team also offers stem cell therapy, Clarix® Flo regenerative medicine therapy injections, and prolotherapy.

Am I a good candidate for spine injections?

When you visit Town Center Orthopaedics for a spine injection consultation, your provider conducts a thorough clinical exam to determine if you’re a good candidate for spine injections.

You may be a good candidate if you have a chronic neck or back pain condition that’s not improving with traditional anti-inflammatory or pain medication. They may also recommend spine injections if your pain is making it difficult for you to participate in physical therapy.

The pain relief provided by a spine injection may help you engage in the physical therapy exercises that lead to long-term pain relief.

What can I expect from spine injections?

Your provider reviews what you can expect during your spine injections at your initial consultation. In most cases, they perform your spine injection at the office in the designated procedure suite.

Your spine surgeon first injects a local anesthetic to numb the area before placing your spine injection. They may request you arrange to have someone drive you home after your spine injection and take it easy for the rest of the day.

Depending on your diagnosis and the type of injection you need, your spine surgeon may recommend a series of injections to get the most benefits.

To learn more about spine injections at Town Center Orthopaedics, call the office or book a consultation online today.

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