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Joint Injections Specialist

The Spine Group

Interventional Pain Management Specialists located throughout Texas

Joint pain and inflammation can limit your ability to maintain your active lifestyle and significantly affect your quality of life. Fellowship-trained interventional pain management physician Eric Miller, MD, and Michelle Flores, APRN, MSN, BC at The Spine Group offer joint injections to ease joint pain so you can get back to doing the things you love. Find out more about joint injections and how they can help you by calling the office closest to you in central Texas, or booking an appointment online today.

Joint Injections Q & A

What are joint injections?

Joint injections are one of the interventional pain management services available at The Spine Group. These injections contain a corticosteroid and a local anesthetic.

The Spine Group performs joint injections to diagnose the source of your pain and treat joint pain.  

Who benefits from joint injections?

Anyone struggling with joint pain may benefit from joint injections. The Spine Group is a full-service interventional pain management practice and provides care for a wide range of pain conditions. 

They determine if you would benefit from a joint injection after a comprehensive history and physical. They may perform joint injections to diagnose or treat your pain condition. 

Areas of the body they treat with joint injections include:

  • Facet joints in the spine for facet arthritis
  • Hips
  • Sacroiliac joint 
  • Knees
  • Ankles
  • Feet
  • Shoulders
  • Hands
  • Elbows

Though joint injections ease joint pain, The Spine Group may only proceed with the minimally invasive procedure if you fail to get pain relief from conservative treatments like oral anti-inflammatory medications and physical therapy. 

What happens during joint injections?

Your provider at The Spine Group customizes your joint injection treatment plan based on the location of your joint pain and your medical history. They review the plan with you so you know what to expect.

Joint injections may take 15-45 minutes. During the procedure, you lie on an X-ray table. Your provider injects a local anesthetic at the site of your joint injection to ease discomfort.

Using X-ray-guided imaging, your provider inserts a needle into the joint causing your pain, administers a contrast dye to confirm placement, and then injects the medication. 

What can I expect after joint injections?

Most patients can get up and walk around following their joint injections. However, you need to arrange to have someone drive you home and plan to take the rest of the day off. You can resume most of your usual activities the next day.

You should notice a reduction in your joint pain within 2-7 days after your injection. Pain relief may last anywhere from a few weeks to several months. The Spine Group repeats your joint injections as needed.

Schedule your joint injection consultation at The Spine Group by calling the office or booking an appointment online today.