Pain Injections

Tri-City Radiology

Radiologists located in Kennewick, WA

As many as 50 million American adults suffer from chronic or severe pain. Our team of board-certified diagnostic radiologists at Tri-City Radiology in Kennewick, Washington, provide therapeutic pain injections for men and women dealing with daily pain and discomfort. If you experience chronic or severe pain that prevents you from living your life to the fullest, the medical experts at Tri-City Radiology may be able to help you get relief. Talk to your physician about getting a referral to us today.

Pain Injections Q & A

Tri-City Radiology

What are pain injections?

Pain injections supply medicine or supplements directly to painful joints, your spine, or other areas of your body to promote healing, minimize your pain, and help you to regain mobility. Therapeutic pain injections can also help reduce fluid retention in an affected joint while decreasing pain and stiffness.

Some pain injections go directly into a nerve to block pain signals so they can't go to your brain. These pain block injections are often combined with a steroid or other medication to decrease swelling and inflammation around the nerve. This type of pain injection is effective at helping you recover from an injury, surgery, or acute or chronic nerve and joint pain.

What conditions can pain injections treat?

Joint injections can provide pain relief for your knees, shoulders, ankles, elbows, and hips. Therapeutic pain injections are especially helpful for men and women suffering from inflammatory joint or spinal conditions including:

  • Chronic lower back pain and sacroiliac joint dysfunction
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Tendinitis
  • Bursitis
  • Gout
  • Spinal stenosis

What types of pain injections can I get at Tri-City Radiology?

Your specific condition often determines the type of injection that’s best for pain relief. Some of the most common types of spine and joint injections include:

  • Epidurals combined with steroids injected into the spinal canal
  • Sacroiliac joint injections for lower back pain and sciatica
  • Facet joint injections for pain or arthritis in your neck, spine, buttocks
  • Corticosteroid injections for chronic joint pain

How long do pain injections last?

Each pain injection is different, and the results vary depending on your particular condition. If you do experience significant relief from a therapeutic pain injection, you may be able to get the injections several times per year.

Typically, pain injections are part of a therapeutic rehabilitation program that involves some type of physical therapy. The pain injection in combination with the other therapies can offer long-term results so you can get back to living your life to the fullest.

To learn more about the types of pain injections offered at Tri-City Radiology, call us today!