Joint injections can calm inflammation or restore healthy joint lubrication to relieve pain and improve your ability to move. At OmniSpine Pain Management, board-certified and fellowship-trained joint injection specialist Andrew Morchower, MD, MPH, offers injections at the Frisco and Mesquite, Texas, offices. Dr. Morchower keeps a small patient roster to give each patient personalized attention and wellness care. You even get your doctor’s cell phone number for urgent situations. Call the office nearest you today or book your appointment online.
Joint injections are treatments administered using a needle. Injections go directly into the joint or the space around it to relieve acute or chronic pain. The many areas that might need joint injections include:
If you have joint pain in another area, a joint injection could be a good choice for pain relief there too.
OmniSpine Pain Management offers many types of joint injections, including:
Dr. Morchower injects corticosteroids into your joint along with a local anesthetic. The steroids reduce inflammation in your joint, easing your pain. The effects of corticosteroid injections can last for several months.
If you have knee osteoarthritis, hyaluronic acid injections can add a gellike fluid to your knee joint. Hyaluronic acid adds a cushioning layer between your bones, which eases the pain of bone-on-bone arthritis. Results last an average of six months.
Restorative cellular therapies use natural sources, like your own blood, to extract cells that specialize in healing and tissue growth. The injections made from these sources, like platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and other substances, reduce inflammation, accelerate tissue renewal, and ease pain. Results can last for six to nine months, sometimes longer.
In some cases, you’ll be a good candidate for more than one type of joint injection.
Joint injections are frequently just one aspect of a treatment plan at OmniSpine Pain Management. You’ll also receive comprehensive care to give you the most complete pain relief possible.
Physical therapy, chiropractic care, and acupuncture are a few of the other nonsurgical treatments used to ease your pain.
If you experience good results with some types of joint injections, like corticosteroids, you could be a good candidate for a longer-lasting treatment like rhizotomy (radiofrequency ablation) or spinal cord stimulation (SCS).
If pain interrupts your activities and keeps you from enjoying your life, joint injections could be one path to freedom. Call OmniSpine Pain Management today or click on the provided scheduling feature to learn more.