In some cases, neck pain is so severe that patients are unable to participate in physical therapy or other rehabilitative practices. In this case, Physiatrists may recommend the use of spinal injections. The purpose of this tactic is to end the cycle of pain and inflammation that is impeding the body’s natural ability to heal.
Some injections, in particular, Epidural Steroid Injections, are performed with the use of a Fluoroscope, imaging technology that allows the doctor to view the affected body part in real time. The Fluoroscope is used to guide the needle into the proper position before the injection is given. This practice increases the effectiveness and precision of Epidural Steroid Injections, which are generally used for any type of disorder in which pain is caused by the inflammation of spinal nerves.
Trigger Point Injections are also used for neck pain relief. This is an injection of an anesthetic/cortisone combination that may be given in the muscles, ligaments, or other soft tissues of the spine. Trigger Point Injections help to alleviate muscles spasms that are sometimes the cause of neck pain.
Medical Treatment for Neck Pain at Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation
Neck pain patients at our facility may receive any of the above treatments during the pain management and rehabilitation process. Our mission is to treat your pain condition with the safest, healthiest, and most conservative approach possible to minimize damage to the body. We help neck pain patients avoid surgery and drug use, both of which place serious stress on the body.
In addition to Epidural Steroid Injections, our Medical Doctor (Physiatrist) performs Facet Injections; Sacroiliac Joint Injections; Radiofrequency Ablation, and Peripheral Joint Injections. Our office also incorporates Ultrasound technology for more accurate diagnoses and, in some cases, guidance for injections.