INTERVENTIONAL PAIN MANAGEMENT INJECTIONS
NON-INVASIVE PAIN MANAGEMENT INJECTIONS
Therapeutic injections offer our patients a non-surgical option to temporarily relieve their pain and discomfort caused by inflammation. Common conditions that can benefit from these injections are inflammatory conditions such as arthritis, gout, tendonitis, and nerve entrapment.
Unlike most primary care doctors, Dr. McKenzie of Coastal Concierge Internal Medicine is specially trained to provide pain-relieving injections for a variety of conditions that cause great discomfort. Our pain management services are handled right here in our office making it much more convenient than seeing a specialist who usually has a long waiting list.
Primary Care Doctor Offering Targeted Pain Relief for Chronic Conditions & Injuries
For patients looking to relieve their musculoskeletal pain, our focused treatment targets the source of the discomfort. These injections may prevent or delay the need for surgical intervention or oral medications. Dr. McKenzie tries to minimize the need for oral medications that may compromise the patient’s over health or cause brain fog. Treatment options to reduce pain and inflammation are based on your specific condition and needs.
Drug-Free Pain Management
Many adults with chronic pain prefer pain relief treatments without using prescription medications or opting for surgery. Therapeutic injections can reduce pain for several months up to one year. At CCIM, we provide trigger point injections, joint injections, and nerve blocks to help manage your pain without the side effects that are associated with pain medication.
We understand that living with acute or chronic pain can make things like working, taking care of your home, or spending time with your family almost impossible to bear. With the help of injections, Dr. McKenzie can reduce your daily discomfort so you can get back to living your life and doing the things you enjoy with the people you love. Call us today for a pain management appointment or schedule a consultation to see if therapeutic injections are right for you.
Which Injection is Right For Me?
There is no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to therapeutic injections. Some patients treat their pain with injections after other treatments fail while others enhance the effectiveness of other treatments by combining them with therapeutic injections.
Types of Injections
Treatment for Stubborn Problem Areas of Fat Deposits or Cellulite
Mesotherapy is a medical/cosmetic technique used in South America and had its beginnings in France by Dr. Michel Pistor. It is small injections of various medications into the mesoderm that immediately improves circulation and deposits the medication directly into the subcutaneous fat and connective tissue layer. This allows for more localized superficial treatment of fat deposits and cellulite especially. If you have those stubborn problem areas of fat deposits or cellulite, this could be the right treatment for you. The medication used for this purpose is a lipo (fat) dissolving injectable that ruptures fat cells, increases circulation, and promotes the excretion of the metabolic product by the kidney. We also combine some extracts/vitamins that help break up the fibrous bands underneath the skin that causes cellulite and tighten the skin on the surface.
This is currently being used in many areas of the body including the double chin, muffin top, love handles, fat pouches in the thighs or buttocks area, above and below the bra line, and in the arms for the dreaded “bat wings”. Depending on the area and the stubbornness of your fat pouches, it may take 2-4 treatments 2 weeks to a month apart but you should see some results after the first treatment. It is a more permanent solution if you do not gain weight, You may experience bruising or lumpiness at first from the injections but with time this resolves itself.
Mesotherapy is also used for facial rejuvenation where the vitamins and extracts are injected through microscopic needles into the facial area giving it the meso glow.
Dr. McKenzie has learned to do mesotherapy for pain which is specifically described in procedures but involves the same technique of multiple small injections just underneath the skin depositing anti-inflammatories and muscle relaxers directly over the surface of the spastic muscles so that oral systemic therapies can be avoided. It is sort of dry needling of sorts with the added benefit of the medication.
Trigger Point Injections
Treatment for Stiff, Painful Muscles
If you’ve injured or overused a specific muscle or group of muscles, muscle spasms develop causing severe pain and restricting mobility. Trigger point injections treat muscle spasms and myofascial pain syndrome, a condition that causes pain in the connective tissue surrounding the muscles. Perfect for neck, lower back, and headache pain.
Instant & Long Term Pain Relief from Chronic Conditions
If pain medications and physical therapy haven’t given you relief from joint pain or arthritis, injections may be right for you. A solution of anesthetic and corticosteroid is injected directly into damaged joint tissue possibly relieving your pain and improving your range of motion. Joint injections can be used in knees, hips, shoulders, wrists, and more.
Therapeutic Nerve Blocks
Disrupts Pain Signaling To Reduce Discomfort
Constant pain can become debilitating for some patients that suffer severely. Nerve blocks are a combination of local anesthetic and steroids injected around the affected nerve. This can help with controlling pain, improving function, and increasing the patient’s quality of life. Usually, this type develops when a nerve is inflamed or pressed on by overlying swollen tissue. The goal is to define the specific spot where the pain originates and eliminate the swelling in this area. It is often used to treat migraine headaches, abdominal pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and sciatic nerve pain.