A wide variety of pain medications contain adverse side effects and serve as temporary solutions for those who experience chronic back pain. Cortisone shots allow patients to experience immediate pain relief associated with inflammation. If you are interested in treating chronic back pain without prescription medications or surgery, contact our Atlanta Orthopedic Doctors to learn more about cortisone injections.
Cortisone Injections For Chronic Back Pain
Injecting corticosteroids directly into inflamed tissue allows patients to notice immediate relief from symptoms associated with chronic back pain. When joints become inflamed, the typical results are excruciating pain and limited mobility. Corticosteroids mimic the body’s hormones that are created by the adrenal glands, which are responsible for the body’s anti-inflammatory responses.
Your Atlanta Orthopedic Doctor will inject the cortisone into the affected joints that are inflamed. Once we can reduce the inflammation, you will notice improvements in your mobility and will be able to move your back without experiencing pain.
Cortisone Injections When Traditional Treatment Doesn’t Work
If you suffer from chronic back pain and have tried other traditional treatments without success, cortisone injections are more effective than prescription medications and provide longer-lasting results. Other kinds of drugs do not reduce inflammation and provide temporary pain relief without treating the source of the condition.
Although effective, physical therapy provides a gradual improvement that won’t become noticeable for several weeks to a few months. Still, our Atlanta Orthopedic Doctors may recommend physical therapy to complement other treatment solutions like cortisone injections, depending on the characteristics of your chronic back pain.
Cortisone injections work wonders for athletes or those who maintain an active lifestyle because of how fast they work for addressing pain and improving mobility. They also work well for patients who suffer from stiff necks or other forms of chronic pain.
Ask Our Atlanta Orthopedic Doctors If Cortisone Injections Can Help You
Cortisone injections work well for many patients who suffer from various chronic conditions and painful symptoms, while also serving as a safe alternative for those who are considering surgery. You will want to work with AICA Orthopedics team of medical specialists to determine whether cortisone injections are appropriate for your needs, as well as to determine the best plan of action that optimizes the benefits of these injections.
Contact or call our Atlanta Orthopedic Clinic today to schedule a consultation or an examination. Dial (404) 855-2141 to speak with one of our friendly staff members or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to have someone follow up with you.