Several different kinds of injections form a part of pain treatment. Injections are used for virtually all kinds of pains, including back pain, knee pain, joint pains, headaches/migraines, and neuralgic pain, among others. Some of the different kinds of injections .
Trigger Point Injection
Trigger point injection is a procedure used to treat painful areas of muscle that contain trigger points, or knots of muscle that form when muscles do not relax. During this procedure, an injection is given at the trigger point. With the injection, the trigger point is made inactive and the pain is alleviated. Usually, a brief course of treatment will result in sustained relief.Trigger point injection is used to treat muscle pain in the arms, legs, lower back, and neck. In addition, this approach has been used to treat fibromyalgia, tension headaches, and myofascial pain syndrome (chronic pain involving tissue that surrounds muscle) that does not respond to other treatment. Some medicated injections can be used to alleviate chronic migraine headaches. The procedure involves injections around the head and neck.back pain spinal injection.
Nerve blocks are injections containing potent anti-inflammatory agents directed at a particular nerve or nerve group that is intended to reduce inflammation and relieve pain. Many times local anesthetic agent is used instead of therapeutic drugs for diagnostic purpose, also known as a diagnostic block.
Injections like the Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Interlaminar Epidural Injections and Transforaminal injection are injections into the opening at the side of the spine where a nerve roots exits. These injections reduce the inflammation and swelling of spinal nerve roots and other tissues surrounding the spinal nerve root and reduces pain, tingling and numbness and other symptoms caused by such inflammation, irritation or swelling.
Injections for knee and other joints
Potent anti-inflammatory agents can be injected inside the knee and other joints to reduce pain and inflammation. Ozone Gas can also be injected to reduce pain and inflammation. Another nonsurgical injection technique that can provide relief from knee pain is viscosupplementation. This treatment involves injecting a lubricant into the knee. The filler lubricates and adds cushioning to the joint, allowing bones to move more easily and reducing friction. It is a viable solution for mild to moderate OA.
Injections for Headaches and Migraines
For treating chronic migraines and headaches, injections like the Occipital nerve block and Sphenopalatine ganglion block have proven to be effective.
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