You might have lower back pain or pain that affects other joints if you have an injury that hasn’t healed properly. If scar tissue forms inside, it can cause joint inflammation and limited flexibility. You can also develop chronic pain from underlying health issues, such as arthritis, or from overuse that occurs over the years.
In some cases, over-the-counter pain medications and other conventional forms of treatment aren’t enough for chronic pain. You might only feel temporary relief, or your pain might not get better at all.
Keep in mind that oral medications have to go through your body before reaching the targeted area. Dr. Allen offers treatments that directly target where pain occurs, which helps provide more effective relief.
Dr. Allen offers muscle injections, trigger point injections, and bursa or joint injections for patients who are having trouble finding effective pain relief.
He administers these injections into the affected part of your body, allowing the medication to ease discomfort. These injections typically contain corticosteroids that reduce inflammation.
You might feel a slight pinching sensation as the needle enters your skin when you get muscle, joint or bursa, or trigger point injections. However, these injections shouldn’t cause you any considerable pain. You might feel slightly sore in the injection area afterward.
Trigger point injections target specific parts of your body that have a lot of tension, while muscle and joint injections target particular areas that are experiencing inflammation or pain.
Dr. Allen injects medication directly into the affected part of your body, leading to effective results in a shorter amount of time. The medication doesn’t have to travel through your body to the source of pain to provide relief.
It depends on how much pain you’re in and how well your body responds to the injection medication. Dr. Allen lets you know how many injections you’ll need for pain relief. Keep in mind that it’s only safe to do corticosteroid injections a certain number of times per year due to possible long-term use side effects.
If you need pain management, please contact Total Care Family Practice to schedule an appointment with Dr. Allen.
Total Care Family Practice accepts most major health insurance plans. Once you have confirmed your insurance plan's acceptance, we will be happy to process your insurance claims for you. Please bring a copy of your current insurance card and a Photo ID that matches the last name as the name on your insurance card. If you do not see your insurance provider please contact our office.
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