Every Board Certified pain management specialist on our team can treat numerous types of chronic and acute pain conditions. Not only do our pain specialists treat back pain , shoulder pain , headaches and arthritis , but they can also help those who have degenerative disc disease, facet joint pain, herniated discs, hip pain and knee pain, as well as many other types of ailments. If you’re searching for pain consultants who can identify what is causing your pain and provide the most effective way to treat it, call the University Pain Medicine Center office closest to you.
You will be monitored for up to 30 minutes after the injection. When you are ready to leave, the staff will give you discharge instructions. You will also be given a pain diary. It is important to fill this out because it helps your doctor know how the injection is working. It may help to move your lower back in ways that hurt before the injection, to see if the pain is still there, but do not overdo it. Take it easy for the rest of the day. You may feel immediate pain relief and numbness in your upper and mid back for a period of time after the injection. This may indicate the medicine has reached the right spot. Your pain may return after this short pain free period, or may even be a little worse for a day or two. It may be caused by needle irritation or by the corticosteroid itself. Corticosteroids usually take two or three days to start working, but can take as long as a week. You can usually return to work the day after the injection, but always check with your doctor.