The other statistics are equally staggering:
- More than 50 million Americans suffer from arthritis pain.
- There are 100 different types of arthritis.
- By the year 2040, nearly 30 percent of adults over 18 will have doctor-diagnosed arthritis and 35 million adults will report arthritis-attributable activity limitations.
The best news is that (even if you might be getting just a tad, ahem, older) you don’t have to accept arthritis pain and you don’t have to suffer. Pain management specialists have many treatment options that can help improve the quality of your life quickly and without surgery.
A joint injection is a non-surgical procedure that helps relieve pain in the joints such as from arthritis of the knee. Typically one or two shots can reduce inflammation and keep us active and reduce the need for surgery.
Facet Joint Injections
The facet joints are joints of the spine that aid stability and range of motion. As we age, these joints experience wear and tear. This wear and tear can also be sped up with repeat trauma. A local anesthetic and steroid injection under x-ray imaging can reduce back pain that does not also have symptoms of sciatica.
Sacroiliac Joint Injection
The joint where your spine and hip meet causes a lot of pain when arthritis strikes. Like knee and spine injections, a sacroiliac joint injection is designed to reduce inflammation and pain.
Nerve Block and Nerve Ablation
Nerve blocks use an anesthetic mixture to disrupt pain signals to the brain. If successful, you might be a candidate for nerve ablation, which aims radiofrequency waves at the tiny nerves around joints, generating heat to stun the nerve’s endings. Stun the nerves – stun the transmission of pain for a long time.
At Lonseth Interventional Pain Centers, it’s our mission to create individual treatment plans to relieve your pain and restore your life. Call Lonseth Interventional Pain Centers at 504-732-1094 for more information.