Therapeutic Injection ClinicThe Therapeutic Injection Clinic at Scott County Hospital offers a variety of pain management options for patients suffering from debilitating pain. Michael Goode, CRNA, MSNA, and Tim Vanderweide, CRNA, MSNA, are trained to treat patients using injections to ease or eliminate pain.
This clinic is specifically targeted to patients who deal with chronic, daily pain. Our anesthetists & technicians treat a wide variety of issues including back pain, neck pain, and generalized pain. Procedures performed include:
Refill of Implanted Medtronic Pumps for Chronic Pain and Spasticity
Trigger Point Injections
Carpal Tunnel Injections
Sacroiliac Joint Injections
Piriformis Muscle Injections
Radiofrequency Ablation of Facet Joints
Therapeutic Injections for Pain Management are appropriate for alleviating acute pain, especially in a self-limiting disorder (eg, postoperative, posttraumatic, or acute visceral pain syndromes). In general, these injections have been advocated to relieve acute pain or an exacerbation of chronic pain and to provide direct and localized therapeutic action, especially in patients in whom pain is accompanied by swelling and inflammation. This therapy helps the patient (1) maintain an ambulatory or outpatient treatment status; (2) maintain participation in a physical therapy or rehabilitation program; (3) decrease the need for analgesics; and (4) in some cases, avoid or delay surgical intervention.
What happens after an injection?You will be monitored for up to 15 minutes after the injection. Before you leave, you will be given discharge instructions. Keeping track of your pain helps Mike and Tim know what the next steps will be. Your pain may become a little worse for a day or two. This is normal. It may be caused by needle irritation or by the steroid itself. Steroids usually take two or three days to start working, but can take as long as a week. You should be able to return to work the day after the injection, but always check with your doctor.
How long can I expect pain relief?The amount and duration of pain relief varies from person to person and is dependent on many factors including underlying pathology and activity level. Some can have relief that lasts for years, while others have short-term relief. Usually a series of injections, often three, each spaced a week or two apart, are given. It is important to discuss with Mike or Tim your response to epidural steroids in order to plan future treatment options.
To schedule an appointment, please call (620) 874-4823.
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