People who are dealing with back pain know well how unbearable this pain can be. It is exhausting, it places limits on what you are able to do, it is often depressing. For many people, they begin to believe that this is something that they simply have to put up with and for others they fear that the solution to back pain would be worse than just coping with it. Fortunately, we are living at a time during which tremendous progress for relieving back pain has been made. Right here in the Morehead region of Kentucky, Kentucky Pain Institute and Spurlock Chiropractic Centre has come together to deliver excellent pain management. With our integrated approach that delivers both medical and chiropractic care to patients, we are seeing our patients experiencing pain relief and returning to a more normal day-to-day lifestyle.
Kentucky Pain Institute offers interventional pain management options including epidural injections for back pain. This minimally invasive procedure has been proven to be safe and effective in delivering great relief to our patients. An epidural delivers anti-inflammatory steroids into the epidural space of the spine. This space, encircling the dural sac, is filled with small blood vessels and fat. Your dural sac surrounds the spinal cord, nerve roots and the cerebrospinal fluid in which the nerve roots are bathed. Steroids inhibit the production of inflammatory, painful substances in the affected area.
Epidural injections for back pain can be done in the cervical, thoracic and lumbar regions of the spine, based upon the location of your pain. Some of the underlying issues that are treated with epidural injections for back pain include lumbar disc herniation, lumbar spinal stenosis, sciatica pain and degenerative disc disease. While this pain relief is temporary, if the epidural injection for back pain is delivering a break from pain, a patient may have up to three epidural injections in a one-year period.
Epidural injections for back pain bring welcome relief to our patients at Kentucky Pain Institute. Patients love the convenient availability of expert diagnosis and care so close to home. To be able to have your back pain addressed without the inconvenience of travel to an unfamiliar setting makes addressing your pain much more manageable. These injections generally take only about 15 minutes.
Our patients recognize how important it is to have their condition diagnosed properly before jumping to a solution and know that this is the professional evaluation they will receive at Kentucky Pain Institute. We work diligently to determine the cause of your pain before we deliver an epidural injection for pain. Once we affirm that you are a good candidate for an epidural injection for your pain, we will work with you to help you understand what we will be doing and why we are doing this.
The treatment of pain is an important medical specialty and our patients learn quickly that the professionals at our facility take our work seriously. Epidural injections are breakthrough treatment for back pain and we take pride in providing this treatment to people in the Morehead region of Kentucky. It is far too easy to just get a prescription for pain in today’s environment of irresponsible prescribing. At Kentucky Pain Institute, we believe in an accurate diagnosis and responsible treatment that does not lead to addiction. The use of epidural injections for back pain brings our patients the relief that they are seeking without putting them at risk with addictive medications.
If you are suffering from back pain, check in with us by calling (606)784-1115 or Toll-Free at (800)318-4444. We will evaluate the cause of your back pain and work with you to determine if you are one of the many people for whom the effective solution is an epidural injection for back pain.