Although no single treatment can alleviate all arthritis pain, there is hope for patients suffering from the pain, stiffness, and inflammation due to osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis.
Our doctors will develop a pain management plan designed to minimize your unique pain experience and improve the function of your joints. You may need to try several different treatments before you find one that works best for you.
Precision injections can provide effective pain relief
Injection therapies are safe, minimally invasive procedures that can provide pain relief lasting for weeks, months, or years. They can often relieve your pain symptoms when other pain relief treatments such as NSAIDs and other pain medications have failed to bring you adequate relief.
We are particularly interested in arthritis pain that affects the lumbar, thoracic, and cervical spine, as well as the sacroiliac joints. We may inject medication in or around these painful areas. The medication injected depends upon the type of injection therapy used, which is determined by the nature and exact location of the injury or pain.
At our state-of-the-art pain management facilities in Monroe and Ruston, Louisiana, we rely on precise images to guide the vast majority of our pain relief injections. Through fluoroscopic imaging, the optimum injection site appears on a high-definition video monitor. These images can be used in real time during the procedure and can be recorded for future reference.
Some of the pain-relieving arthritis treatments we offer include:
- Epidural Injections
- Facet Joint Injections
- Sacroiliac Injections
- Radiofrequency Lesioning