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Four Therapeutic Injections that will Get You Relief

When you think about injections, the first thoughts that come to your mind are never usually pleasant. If you suffer from a condition that causes you to live daily with pain, the thought of an injection could soon become a pleasant one. There are quite a few therapeutic injections available to help change your mind including spinal epidural, facet, trigger point, and joint injections.

Spinal Epidural Injections are most often used to treat low back and leg pain associated with sciatica. These have been used for low back problems since 1952 and are still an integral part of non-surgical pain. Studies have shown that more than 50% of patients find measurable pain relief after the injection. Spinal Epidural Injections are delivered directly to the source of the pain, while other forms of pain management; oral steroids and painkillers have a dispersed, less-focused impact.

Facet joint injections combine a local anesthetic and an anti-inflammatory medication that is used to relieve both pain and inflammation. It is also a precise diagnostic tool. Physicians are able to see and accurately target the affected joint(s) by using fluoroscopic guidance (x-ray). Facet joints are the small joints located between each vertebra that provide the spine with both stability and flexibility. These small joints can become inflamed or irritated due to facet joint syndrome or due to arthritis. This treatment can help alleviate that pain and irritation.

Trigger point injection is a procedure used to treat painful areas of the muscle that contain trigger points, or knots of muscle that form when the muscle doesn’t relax. Many times these knots can be felt under the skin. During the procedure, a small needle is inserted into the patient’s trigger point. The injection contains a local anesthetic and sometimes a corticosteroid. When the injection takes place, the trigger point is made inactive and thus relief is achieved almost immediately.

Joint injections are a procedure used to treat inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, gout, tendinitis, bursitis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, and sometimes even osteoarthritis. During the procedure, a hypodermic needle is injected into the affected joint delivering one of many anti-inflammatory agents.

Northeast Spine and Sports Medicine offers a variety of treatment options for whatever condition you are suffering from. With our new location in Barnegat we are able to treat even more patients! Contact us for an appointment to learn more about how therapeutic injections can get you pain relief!

  • Aberdeen

    557 South Atlantic Ave.
    Aberdeen, NJ 07747

  • Barnegat

    175 Gunning River Rd.
    Barnegat, NJ 08005

  • Jackson

    728 Bennetts Mills Rd.
    Jackson, NJ 08527

  • Freehold

    501 Iron Bridge Rd, Suite 2
    Freehold, NJ 07728

  • Manchester

    60 Lacey Rd.
    Manchester, NJ 08759

  • Point Pleasant

    1104 Arnold Ave.
    Point Pleasant, NJ 08742

  • Neptune

    4057 Asbury Ave.
    Neptune, NJ 07753

  • Surgery Center

    475 Route 70
    Lakewood, NJ 08701

  • Toms River

    367 Lakehurst Rd.
    Toms River, NJ 08755

  • Lincroft

    5 Swimming River Road
    Lincroft, NJ 07738

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If you’re looking for a multi-specialty medical group that offers interventional pain management, sports medicine, chiropractic care, acupuncture therapy, and orthopedic surgery, look no further than NorthEast Spine & Sports Medicine.

We have eight offices and one ambulatory surgery center (ASC) located in and around Monmouth County, NJ and Ocean County, NJ, and we have many patients that visit us from the following towns:

  • Jackson, NJ
  • Point Pleasant, NJ
  • Barnegat, NJ
  • Brick, NJ
  • Lakewood, NJ
  • Manchester, NJ
  • Aberdeen, NJ
  • Marlboro, NJ
  • Freehold, NJ
  • Monroe, NJ
  • Glassboro, NJ
  • Any many others

Since the beginning, our doctors and staff have been committed to treating patients who suffer from several different types of painful spine, joint, and orthopedic conditions. Furthermore, our goal is not only to reduce pain through physical rehabilitation, therapy, or any of our procedures and treatment options, but to help all of our patients have their functionality and quality of life restored.

Doctors with Superior Medical Knowledge and Compassion

One of the many benefits of choosing NorthEast Spine & Sports Medicine is that we only use the most innovative and modern treatment options and procedures. Furthermore, every service and treatment option we offer is available at each of our six offices. Therefore, you should expect to receive the treatment you need whether you visit our office in Jackson, NJ, Point Pleasant, NJ, Barnegat, NJ, Manchester, NJ, Aberdeen, NJ or Tinton Falls, NJ. Furthermore, when patients come to one of our offices, they are always greeted with smiles and treated with kindness.

Every member of a team is respectful and empathetic, and will go to great lengths to ensure your pain management needs are addressed. Another reason to choose our medical practice is because our team makes it one of their highest priorities to stay at the forefront of medical research so that they’re offering the best care possible. Lastly, our physicians and staff also make certain that patients have the knowledge they need to help them live pain-free lives.

Comprehensive and Customized Care Provided by NorthEast Spine & Sports Medicine

While some patients may only require one service and/or treatment option and procedure, others may require customized care plans to help them get back on their feet. After your initial evaluation, your physician will create a custom-tailored treatment plan that they feel will offer you with the pain relief you want. In fact, you should not only expect to be recommended with a treatment plan that will help to reduce and/or eliminate your pain, but one that will aid in increasing your activity level, and reducing the amount of pain medicine you take. In the end, you will be provided with a comprehensive and customized care plan that will greatly improve the quality of your life.

Even though pain is an unavoidable part of life, it doesn’t mean you must suffer from it all throughout your lifetime. To learn more the doctors and staff at NorthEast Spine & Sports Medicine, our pain treatment options and procedures, and our locations in and around Ocean County, NJ, and Monmouth County, NJ, please browse our site. To make an appointment, please don’t hesitate to do so online, or give one of the offices closest to your home in Brick, NJ, Lakewood, NJ, Marlboro, NJ, Freehold, NJ, Glassboro, NJ, or another area a call today.