Therapeutic Pain Injections Chesterfield MO
When you select P.R.I.M.E. Health Centers for pain management, we will discuss the pain you are experiencing to determine if therapeutic pain injections are right for you. For example, if a herniated disc causes the pain, you might be a candidate for a therapeutic nerve block for an immediate but temporarily relief. On the other hand, painful areas of muscle tissue that does not want to relax may be treated with therapeutic injections directly into the knots of the muscles to relieve referred pain affected a nearby joint. Epidural steroid injections are performed under guidance of x-ray imaging to allow the doctor to insert the needle between spinal bones into an epidural space where the medication reduces swelling and irritation that causes compression of nearby spinal nerves.
Non-Surgical Injections for Pain Management
By focusing on how pain affects the movement of your muscles, nerves and joints, we can individualize interventional procedures for pain management, therapeutic pain injections and peripheral nerve stimulation to address both the physical and emotional aspects of pain control using the latest methodologies, such as:
- Trigger Point Injections - Trigger points cause physical "knots" in muscle tissue and are treated using an injection directly into the trigger point to reduce tension. When targeted muscles release, pain reliefis often felt in soft tissue and nearby joints.
- Facet Joint Injections - Facet joints located in the spine can become inflamed causing pain with extension after sitting too long or standing too long. Irritated facet joint tissue and nerves canalso produce radiating symptoms and interfere with nerveroot signals.
- Epidural Steroid Injections - Epidural Injections (or ESI's) are injected directly into the epidural space of the cervical, thoracic or lumbar areas of the spine. This reduces inflammation and can relieve pain along with radiating symptoms.
- Joint Injections - These are injections directly into a joint such as the knee or shoulder. A small amount of steroid is used to reduce inflammation and reduce pain. These are typically followed with regenerative injections to help heal the joint.
- Amnio Injections - Amnio injections are a non-surgical option that uses a combination of regenerative cells and hyaluronic acid injected into a joint to reduce inflammation, promote healing, and promote blood flow to the area of pain or degeneration.
- RadiofrequencyNerve Ablation - Radiofrequency ablation (or RFA) is a procedure used to reduce pain from damaged nerves. During this procedure, electrical current produced by a radio wave is used to heat up a small area of dysfunctional nerve tissue, thereby decreasing pain signals from that specific area. This procedure is performed after a trial of MBB injections.
- Therapeutic Injections – P.R.I.M.E. Health Centers offer several therapeutic injections that have a proven track record in promoting faster healing of soft tissue injuries involving muscles, ligaments, bones and joints. The Priapus Shot (or P-Shot) is a regenerative medicine that uses your own enhanced blood cells for a plasma-rich platelet (PRP) injection.
Latest Technology for Drug-Free Pain Relief
Since your brain manages signals up and down your spinal cord to open and close nerve gates, P.R.I.M.E. Health Centers rely on these non-surgical techniques to prevent messages from causing pain and discomfort. This is why long-term narcotic use often fails to mask pain signals related to sensory factors, such as poor body mechanics, negative thoughts about pain and anxieties from everyday stress that promote chronic suffering when pain gates are left open. Moreover, it is crucial that your pain management specialist also understandsmanaging chronic pain with less specific causes, such as fibromyalgia and neuropathic nerve pain. By applying the latest pain management technology, therapeutic pain injections, physiotherapy, chiropractic adjustment and ongoing support, we tailor each treatment plan specifically to your needs.