Non-Surgical Pain Relief is Here!
For those suffering from acute or chronic joint pain, conservative treatment methods may not always be enough to provide pain relief. Before turning to surgery, consider injection treatments, such as Supartz or Platelet-Rich Plasma Supplements. Because accuracy is essential to the success of these injections, the use of ultrasound guidance to help ensure the proper placement is becoming more common.
The most important benefit of ultrasound-guided injections is accuracy. Ultrasound guidance allows the doctor to see inside the joint, including the nerves. The needle can also be seen on the ultrasound screen as it goes into the skin. Because the doctor can see exactly where he is placing the injection, the procedure is quick and often less painful than a blind injection. The accuracy of the ultrasound-guided injection is related to longer-lasting pain relief, and that reduction of pain can subsequently help physical rehabilitation be more effective. Additionally, there may be a cost-benefit of ultrasound-guided injections—their accuracy and increased success rate often mean fewer treatments are required to achieve pain relief.
Advantages of Ultrasound-Guided Imaging
Comfort: Most of our Ultrasound-Guided Injection Procedures are performed with the patient sitting up. While we prefer our patients to lie down for some procedures, almost all treatments can be done with the patient comfortably seated when needed.
Convenience: Because we maintain our state of the art Ultrasound Imaging equipment, all of our imaging procedures can be done in our office on the same day.
No Sedation: All of our Ultrasound-Guided Injection procedures are relatively pain-free and do not require sedation. Patients can usually drive themselves to our office and back home again after receiving an injection in our office.
No Contrast Material: When doing Ultrasound Guided Injections, it is the sound itself that clarifies the contour of the joints, muscles, tendons, and nerves. No risk of an allergic reaction or chemical side effects from Ultrasound, ever.
Ultrasound-Guided Injections have proven to be effective for many conditions, including arthritis and tendonitis.
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At Advanced Integrative Medicine, we pride ourselves on our diligence and dedication to our patients’ health care. Our services are of the highest quality and use the newest technology. Our mission is to provide you with the best healthcare possible to get you back to enjoying the activities you love while avoiding costly and painful surgery.