Inflammation around the cervical vertebrae of the neck may cause neck pain, chronic headaches, jaw pain and other types of chronic pain in the head and neck. The pain can be treated with cervical steroid injections at National Pain Institute. We offer these injections for residents of Orlando, as well as other communities in Central and South Florida.
What Are Cervical Steroid Injections?
Cervical steroid injections are a type of interventional pain management that is recommended for any inflammation along the cervical vertebrae that places pressure on the nerves. The steroids reduce the inflammation to relieve your chronic pain symptoms.
What Are the Benefits of Cervical Steroid Injections?
Cervical steroid injections are not an adequate treatment for the underlying issue that is causing the chronic pain, Rather, these injections interrupt the pain signals that are sent from the nerves to provide you with some relief. Once the pain is well-managed, you can focus on your treatment for the medical condition and enjoy a higher quality of life while you heal and recover from the condition.
Am I a Candidate for Cervical Steroid Injections?
You may be a candidate for our cervical steroid injections if you experience:
- Neck pain.
- Headaches or migraines.
- Pain in the uppermost part of the back.
- Jaw pain.
How Are Cervical Steroid Injections Performed?
Cervical steroid injections are administered directly into the tissues and nerves around the cervical vertebrae. We use fluoroscopy to guide the needle into the proper position. You may feel a brief and mild burning sensation which indicates that the steroids are being injected.
What Is the Recovery Like After Cervical Steroid Injections?
The medication that is administered during cervical steroid injections contains a local anesthetic that will numb the tissues and nerves within one hour. This is intended to provide quick relief from your chronic pain. The anti-inflammatory properties of the steroids begin to work in less than five days. Once the inflammation is controlled, you may live without chronic pain for several months or longer.
What Should I Expect After Cervical Steroid Injections?
The inflammation may return, and you may experience chronic pain again in the suture. Should this happen, we are happy to schedule subsequent injections.
At National Pain Institute, our team of pain management physicians offers cervical steroid injections for residents of Orlando, as well as other communities in Central and South Florida. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.