Minimally Invasive Injection (Spine and Joints)
Minimally invasive injections for the spine and joints includes a series of injections that focus on pain management. From epidurals to radiofrequency ablation to nerve blocks, we offer a full panel of injection options to fit the specific needs and conditions of our patients. have what you need to feel your best and with less pain. View our full list of injection treatment options that we provide for more information on each condition type.
Epidural Steroid Injection
A Cervical and Thoracic Epidural injection may be performed to help alleviate pain associated with inflammation around the nerves of the spine. An epidural injection into this space delivers medication directly to coat the nerves. Prior to this shot, we inject a local anesthetic to numb that area of the spine. An anti-inflammatory solution is injected in the epidural space to help alleviate the local inflammation and to decrease the associated nerve pain. This epidural injection may be used to treat the symptoms of several conditions that may irritate the nerve roots.
Facet Joint Injection / Medial Branch Block
Facet Joint Injection procedures normally take about 5-10 minutes and can help reduce and alleviate pain being felt in the spine. Healthy facet joints help support the spine while also allowing it to properly bend and twist. These joints can become inflamed because of many different conditions such as osteoarthritis, spinal stenosis, or even a car accident injury. Facet Joint Injections are often combined with physical therapy for best results.
Large And Small Joint Injections
At Atlas Health Center, we provide injections to treat other areas that may be causing aching, pain, and discomfort. Areas such as the hips and shoulders are known to cause major discomfort. These procedures are excellent ways to help alleviate most pain. Although every client is different, many patients claim immediate relief.
Sacroiliac Joint Injection
Sacroiliac Joint Injection helps relieve pain and inflammation caused by Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction. Inconsistent movement in these joints can cause aching and discomfort in the lower back and legs. This injection is meant to help rid the body of sacroiliac joint pain. If this helps alleviate the pain in the joint and surrounding areas immediately, it confirms the source of the pain. Pain relief has been reported to last days, weeks, and in some cases, even months when combined with physical therapy.
Radiofrequency ablation is a minimally invasive, nonsurgical procedure that is performed that uses heat to reduce and stop pain. As with many spinal injections, radiofrequency ablation is uses a small amount of electrical current to carefully pass through the needle and to assure it is next to the target nerve and a safe distance from other nerves. Radiofrequency ablation can also be used to treat neck, back, knee, pelvic and peripheral nerve pain. The benefits of radiofrequency ablation include: avoiding surgery, immediate pain relief, little to no recovery time, decreased need for pain medication, and improved function.
Peripheral Nerve Injection
Peripheral Nerve Blocks are normally performed for surgeries of the upper and lower extremities or for surgeries occurring around the neck area. Peripheral nerve blocks are performed by injecting a local anesthetic near the nerve (or nerves) that control sensation and movement to a particular area of the body. The injection will temporarily numb the area. These injections give an alternative to general anesthesia and, for patients with different medical issues, these nerve blocks are considered safer than general or spinal anesthesia.
Trigger Point Injection
Trigger Point Injections (TPI) are performed to treat aching areas of muscles that contain trigger points (lumps of muscle that form when muscles do not relax). These muscle bulges can often be felt underneath the skin. Trigger points often irritate the surrounding nerves, causing chronic pain that often shoots to other areas of the body. This injection allows the problematic trigger point to become inactive and, in turn, alleviate pain. These injections only take a few minutes and can greatly alleviate pain and discomfort.
Spinal Cord Stimulation
Botox® Injection For Chronic Migraine Headaches
Botox has been approved by the FDA since 2010 to help with the prevention of chronic migraine headaches. Botox injections for pain management can also be used to help arthritis pain in the shoulders, knees, and hips (often caused by osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and psoriatic arthritis). It inhibits the muscle movement and contractions, thus preventing recurring pain and discomfort. Studies have shown how pain subsides in patients for up to three months after receiving injections.