epidural steroid & trigger point injections
For most people, aches and pains of life are manageable, but for others, chronic pain can be debilitating. The reasons behind chronic pain are often difficult to pinpoint and treat, and in some cases, the condition may be incurable. The most common treatments for chronic pain include medications and surgery, but these often come with side effects and don’t provide long-term relief.
North Shore Headache and Spine offers epidural steroid and trigger point injections to help patients in Huntington, New York, find relief from chronic pain and live life to its fullest. Led by Frank Ocasio, MD, board-certified in anesthesiology and interventional pain management, North Shore Headache and Spine aims to educate patients about medical conditions and provide personalized treatment plans. Dr. Ocasio utilizes epidural steroid and trigger point injections to restore function and improve quality of life without medication.
What Is an epidural steroid injection?
Epidural steroid injections have been around for decades and are proven to treat lower back and sciatica pain. They are an effective procedure for inflamed nerves exciting the spine due to a herniated disc, compression from the surrounding bone, or both. Many patients describe the pain in the epidural space as searing, burning, or shooting, which can be drastically reduced with a corticosteroid injection directly into or near the nerve root irritation. X-ray guidance is used to ensure precision accuracy at the injection site. Epidural steroid injections are not a permanent solution and may require multiple or reoccurring injections to maintain a high quality of life.
What is a trigger point injection?
Trigger point injections are a local anesthetic, steroid medication, or sometimes a combination, injected into a trigger point to calm the muscle and reduce chronic pain. A trigger point is a sore or tender knot in the muscle that can lead to pain when the muscle contracts. These injections can reduce pain for multiple months and can be repeated to sustain a higher, less painful quality of life. It is a quick, minimally invasive procedure with minimal downtime and side effects.
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Why Choose North Shore Headache and Spine?
INNOVATIVE TREATMENTS &
With our in-office diagnostic imaging, dozens of innovative treatments, and full regenerative medicine service offerings, we are able to examine, diagnose, and treat patients experiencing chronic pain all under one roof.
Instead of masking symptoms with a quick-fix approach, we focus on every lifestyle aspect to determine the root causes of pain and develop non-narcotic solutions.
Our team values each and every one of our patients. We understand the toll that chronic pain takes on your physical and mental health, and we’re committed to listening to your concerns and creating the right treatent plan for you.
Pain Management Treatment Options
North Shore Headache and Spine offers the latest modalities for pain treatment, including, but not limited to:
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) utilizes your body’s natural healing abilities to repair hard and soft tissue damage. PRP concentrates parts of your blood that contain healing growth factors. By running your blood through a centrifuge, we can isolate these restorative substances and inject it back into your tissues to promote healing.
Adding mesenchymal stem cells to your regenerative treatment can accelerate your recovery. Dr. Ocasio removes these stem cells directly from your own bone marrow and injects them back into your body along with bone marrow centrate which is rich in growth factors and cytokines that can help reduce inflammation and aid in regeneration.
Intracept Basivertebral Nerve Ablation
The Intracept Procedure is a minimally invasive treatment that targets the basivertebral nerve, which is often responsible for lower back pain.
Central and Peripheral Stimulation
Central and peripheral nerve stimulation involves using electric devices to disrupt pain signals from damaged nerves.
A nerve block delivers a combination of medication and an anesthetic directly into the space surrounding a damaged nerve to quickly relieve pain.
Epidural Blood Patch
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Radiofrequency Ablation and Cryoneurolysis
Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a pain management treatment that uses heat to destroy tissue and prevent pain signals from being sent to the brain. Cryoneurolysis is a nerve-blocking technology to help reduce chronic pain due to nerve damage.