If you have pain in your back, legs, or arms that isn’t getting any better despite undergoing treatments like physical therapy, then spine injections are well worth considering. The pain specialists at Interventional Spine and Pain Center in Manchester and Murfreesboro, Tennessee, offer a range of injectable treatment options including nerve blocks, steroid injections, and regenerative medicine techniques. Call Interventional Spine and Pain Center today to find out more or book an appointment online.
Spine injections are treatments that can provide relief from back, neck, leg, and arm pain when more conservative treatment approaches aren’t reducing chronic pain.
If you have musculoskeletal pain, the first treatments you receive at Interventional Spine and Pain Center are typically noninvasive therapies. These could include physical therapies, managed rest, medication, and gentle treatments like transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS).
Most patients find that these approaches work well in reducing spine and limb pain and restoring function. However, some patients don’t feel the benefit of these methods and need to move to the next stage, spine injections.
There are several types of spine injections available at Interventional Spine and Pain Center.
Nerve blocks can help with diagnosis as well as treatment. They enable your provider to isolate where your pain is coming from when other tests aren’t able to pinpoint the source. They contain a local anesthetic that numbs the pain in a specific part of your body for a short time.
Epidurals are particularly effective for back pain that’s due to damaged nerves or tissue inflammation. Lumbar or caudal epidural injections numb your body from the bottom of your spine, numbing pain in your lower back and legs.
You could also have cervical (neck) or thoracic (upper back) epidurals. Transforaminal cervical, thoracic, lumbar, or sacral epidurals target the openings in your spine called the foramen, so the medication gets closer to the relevant nerve endings.
Regenerative medicine is an approach to treating chronic pain that’s becoming increasingly popular. The two spine injections the team at Interventional Spine and Pain Center uses are PRP and stem cell therapies.
PRP, or platelet-rich plasma, is an injectable made from your blood, while stem cells can come from your tissues or a donor’s. PRP and stem cells contain high levels of powerful natural products like growth factors, the cells that help you heal after an injury and make new tissue grow.
Injecting a concentrated form of PRP or stem cells boosts your body’s healing abilities, so your body generates new cells to replace the damaged ones that are causing your chronic pain.
The team at Interventional Spine and Pain Center also uses an advanced form of therapy called radiofrequency ablation. In this procedure, needles transmit electrical currents into your tissues at the site of your pain. The energy heats the nerves in the area to stop them from sending pain signals to your brain.
If you have chronic back or leg pain and want to find out if spine injections are a good option for you, call Interventional Spine and Pain Center today to find out more, or book an appointment online.