What types of Injections does our office do?
Our providers are trained in various theraputic and restorative injections. Here is a list of just some of the injections we offer.
- Cortisone Injection
- Dry Needling
- Trigger Point Injections
- PRP Injections (click on Regenerative Health for more info)
- Stem Cell Injections (click on Regenerative Health for more info)
What is a Cortisone Injection and how does it work?
A cortisone injection is a mix of numbing medicine and a steroid. The injection is given directly to the area of pain, which is typically a joint. Once the medicine is in the joint the numbing medication will ease the pain while the steroid will reduce inflammation, pain and swelling.
Some patients will get instant relief while others get relief in about 3-4 days after the injection. Best practices says that patients are able to have up to 4 injections in a year. But always check with your doctor.
What is Dry Needling?
Dry needling uses very small and thin needles to treat muscle spasms and “knots”. The needle is placed directly in the area of the spasm or knot and aids in decreasing pain, reduce spasms and tightness, increase mobility and muscle function. Typically dry needling is perfomed on the spine, but can be done on any area spasming.
What are Trigger Point Injections?
A trigger point injection consists of a numbing medicine and a steroid that is injected into an area of spasm or “knot”. The difference between dry needling and trigger point injections is that, dry needling is used to stimulate the muscles, trigger point injections have medicine that targets the muscle.
A trigger point injections is similar to a cortisone injection but the trigger point injection goes directly into the muscle or area of pain while a cortisone injections goes into the joint.