Performed by Ark-La-Tex Spine Care – serving Shreveport, Bossier City and the surrounding areas
This injection relieves pain in the major joints of the body such as the shoulder, hip, and knee. Conditions such as osteoarthritis, bursitis, avascular necrosis, and tendonitis can cause inflammation and pain in the joint. Medication is injected into the joint to decrease the swelling and pain.
- Local anesthetic will be used to inject in the joint to keep the patient comfortable during the procedure
- Fluoroscopy, a type of x-ray, will used to insure accurate needle placement
The procedure is performed in our clinic and typically takes less than an hour to perform. The patient can typically return to work the following day. The extent and duration of pain relief may vary. Some patients experience pain relief immediately though it may take up to a week. Many patients experience relief after 1 injection, although some patients may require 2-3 injections to experience significant pain relief.