Injection therapy is intended to be a means to an end. The goal is to give the patient enough pain relief to bridge from inactivity to physical therapy, where back problems can be better treated with special exercises. For years, spine physicians have used cortisone injections, epidural steroid injections, trigger point injections and nerve blocks to relieve pain in the spine.
SpineNevada has multiple internal injection suites. This means that patients may have the therapy they need in the convenience of our comfortable medical office — and with a lower co-pay.
Epidural injection therapy of cortisone may reduce the inflammation and/or swelling of the nerves in the epidural space resulting in decreased pain, tingling and numbness. The procedure involves inserting a needle of a long-lasting steroid (cortisone) through the skin and deeper tissues into the epidural space. The epidural space is the area surrounding the spinal cord and the nerves coming out of it. One or more injections may be needed to relieve symptoms.
Liquid Nitrogen Therapy
Cryotherapy is the use of extreme cold to freeze and remove abnormal tissue. Doctors use it to treat many skin conditions (including warts and skin tags) and some cancers, including prostate, cervical and liver cancer. This treatment is also called cryoablation. It’s often used to treat skin lesions, which are skin growths or patches that don’t look like the skin around them. The lesions can be benign (not cancerous). Healing takes 1-3 weeks, after which the skin may look perfectly normal or slightly lighter in colour. Contact our office immediately if oozing from the site or if the site becomes thickened or raised.
For Children: the liquid nitrogen is so cold it stings like frostbite or feels like an ice cube stuck to your skin. As the skin thaws, it may feel hot or burning. For better results, the wart should be treated twice if tolerated by your child. This treatment can be uncomfortable, so your child may cry.