Chronic pain in the neck and upper back may benefit from cervical steroid injections to reduce inflammation. The treatment is recommended when more conservative options, such as medications, do not provide relief. Texas Pain Institute offers cervical steroid injections for residents of Fort Worth, Denton, Southlake and nearby areas of Texas.
What are Cervical Steroid Injections?
Cervical steroid injections are a type of interventional pain management that alleviates inflammation in the vertebrae at the top of the spine. Swelling around the nerves cause discomfort in your neck, top of the shoulders and the area at the base of the neck.
What are the Benefits of Cervical Steroid Injections?
Back pain that originates in the cervical vertebrae may be caused by an underlying medical condition, such as a herniated disc, compressed nerves or muscle strain. The pain can be debilitating enough to interfere with daily activities, as well as the course of treatment for the underlying issue. Cervical steroid injections reduce the inflammation around the nerves so that you feel more comfortable as your body heals.
Am I a Candidate for Cervical Steroid Injections?
You may be a candidate for our cervical steroid injections if you have been diagnosed with a condition that affects the uppermost vertebrae of your spine that start at the bottom of your neck and end at the base of the skull. This is the most common source of back pain among our patients.
How are Cervical Steroid Injections Performed?
Making injections near the spine requires the utmost level of precision and accuracy. At Texas Pain Institute, we perform cervical steroid injections regularly, and we use advanced imaging technology to guide the needle into position. Once we reach the area of inflammation, we slowly inject the medications. You may feel a slight stinging as the steroids enter the tissues.
What is the Recovery Like After Cervical Steroid Injections?
No recovery is needed after cervical steroid injections. The injection may contain a local anesthesia that numbs the area to provide you with pain relief within one hour. The anti-inflammatory properties of the steroids may take a few days to start working.
What is the Prognosis After Cervical Steroid Injections?
The benefits of cervical steroid injections typically last a few months. We recommend that you monitor for any return of chronic pain so that we can schedule a follow-up treatment. Cervical steroid injections will not cure the underlying medical condition, so you should continue to work with your primary and specialty physicians to heal the disorder.
Dr. Ved Aggarwal and his team offer cervical steroid injections for residents of Fort Worth, Denton, Southlake and surrounding communities in Texas. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.