Sometimes pain in your back, legs, arms, or neck doesn’t respond to conservative treatments like over-the-counter medications and physical therapy. At their six offices throughout North and South Carolina, the specialists at the Carolinas Center for Advanced Management of Pain offer spinal injections to help restore mobility and provide relief from pain. Call one of the six offices or book an appointment online to learn more about spinal injections.
Spinal injections may be an element of your comprehensive treatment program to reduce pain caused by nerve inflammation. The doctors at the Carolinas Center for Advanced Management of Pain may also use spinal injections to help diagnose the source of your pain.
Prior to the injection, you lie face down on an exam table and are given a topical numbing cream, and possibly light sedation. Your doctor uses a fluoroscope, a special type of X-ray that translates ultrasound images, to help confirm the injection site, precisely targeting the inflamed nerves.
You may feel a pinch and slight-to-moderate pressure during the injection, but the procedure is quick and well-tolerated by most patients.
Depending on the nature of your pain, the specialists at the Carolinas Center for Advanced Management of Pain offer several types of spinal injections, including:
The way in which your body reacts to a spinal injection can help your doctor determine the source of your pain. Following an injection, your doctor watches your reaction and monitors if and where you experience pain relief. This diagnosis can help inform other aspects of your treatment plan.
To learn more about spinal injections and how they can relieve your pain, call the Carolinas Center for Advanced Management of Pain or book an appointment online.