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This is an anti-inflammatory injection that is targeted with ultrasound guidance, intended to relieve inflammation and irritation. It may take a couple of days to feel the relief, and a few weeks to feel the complete effects of the injection.
In this procedure, a gel-like injection of synthetic joint fluid is used to lubricate joints and decrease inflammation. This injection is usually applied to the knee, but may possibly be applied to other joints as well.
Prolotherapy is an injection that treats chronic, musculoskeletal pain, utilizing the body’s own healing process to repair tissues and create new fibrous tissues to strengthen the injured area. An injection substance such as a dextrose solution and anesthetic is injected, causing tissue irritation and slight inflammation. The body then begins to repair this area to restore strength to the weakened area. Prolotherapy typically requires 4-6 treatments to encourage a gradual tissue buildup.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
PRP is a good option for patients considering an alternative to surgery. PRP uses a patient’s own blood components to stimulate the body’s healing process. Damaged tissues are injected directly with concentrated platelets. This stimulates growth factors and increase reparative cells to support the healing process.
Bone Marrow Concentrate (BMC)
This is a procedure that is very similar to the PRP, but it involves bone marrow rather than blood components. With BMC, blood and tissue is taken from bone marrow in the hip area, and an injectable solution is created that will then be injected into the damaged tissues.
Epidural and nerve root blocks
Therapeutic procedures that can alleviate neck and back pain by injecting local anesthetic and/or steroid into the area between the bones and outermost membrane protecting the spinal cord. This procedure can also alleviate arm and leg pain, and takes approximately 20 minutes.
Sacroiliac joint injections
These procedures place numbing medicine into small joints in the low back. These are called the sacroiliac joints, which connect the pelvis to the spine. Local anesthetic and/or steroids are injected with x-ray guidance. This procedure takes approximately 20 minutes.
Facet joint injections
These are diagnostic procedures that help detect whether the source of your pain is coming from facet joints, which are small pairs of joints on the back of the spine. After this procedure, a pain diary will help determine which treatment options will be best for you.
Facet or medial branch rhizotomy
If a facet joint injection has provided short-term relief and it is determined that the spinal facet joint is indeed the cause of your pain, a rhizotomy can help provide relief for an extended period of time. This procedure is similar to the facet joint injections, but with a specialized needle tip that passes a radio frequency heat through the needle and into the nerve.
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The benefits for patients include:
- Faster recovery time
- Less tissue damage
- Reduced exposure to radiation
- Smaller incisions, which may result in smaller scars
- Reduction in surgical complications and the need for potential spinal revision surgery in the future.
Sports & Spine is an Island Hospital-affiliated clinic. Patients seeking care at this clinic may receive a separate billing for a facility fee. This fee could result in higher out-of-pocket expenses. Patients should contact their insurance company to determine coverage for hospital-based facility charges.
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