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Injections for Lower Back Pain in Douglas, GA

Spinal Injections

If you're living with back pain, inflammation, or other spinal issues and haven't found relief through other treatments, Dr. Logan McCool at Southeastern Orthopaedics in Douglas, GA may be able to help. As a physiatrist with a focus on one-on-one patient care, Dr. McCool provides personalized evaluations and treatment plans for each of his patients, with the goal of restoring full function and providing long-term relief.

One potential course of treatment for spinal issues is spinal injections, which can target specific areas of the spine with medication to alleviate pain and inflammation. With his extensive experience in spinal injections and other interventional procedures, Dr. McCool can help you determine if this type of treatment is appropriate for your condition.

Don't let spinal issues control your life any longer. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Logan McCool at Southeastern Orthopaedics and start your journey towards a pain-free future.


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Types of Spinal Injections for Back Pain

Spinal Injections for Pain & Injury

Spinal injections are a non-surgical treatment option that can help alleviate pain and inflammation in specific areas of the spine. Here's a step-by-step description of what to expect during a spinal injection procedure:

  1. Preparation: Before the procedure, you'll receive a local anesthetic to numb the area where the needle will be inserted. You may also receive a sedative to help you relax during the procedure.
  2. Injection: Using advanced imaging techniques such as fluoroscopy or ultrasound, a physician will guide a needle to the specific area of the spine that requires treatment. Once the needle is in place, medication such as corticosteroid or anesthetic will be delivered to the affected area.
  3. Aftercare: Following the procedure, you will be monitored for a brief period to ensure that there are no complications. You'll be advised to avoid strenuous activity, such as heavy lifting or exercise, for a period of time after the procedure to allow for proper healing. You may also be advised to use ice or heat therapy to manage any residual pain or swelling.

Spinal injections can be a safe and effective way to manage pain and inflammation without the need for invasive surgery. If you're experiencing spinal issues and are looking for a conservative treatment option, contact Dr. Logan McCool at Southeastern Orthopaedics to discuss your options.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there different types of injections for back pain?

Yes, there are different types of injections that can be used to target specific areas of the spine and treat a variety of issues. Here are some of the most common types of spinal injections for back pain:

  • Epidural steroid injections: This type of injection targets the epidural space around the spinal cord and can be effective for treating nerve root irritation, herniated discs, and spinal stenosis.
  • Facet joint injections: Facet joints are the small joints located between each vertebra in the spine. An injection into these joints can help alleviate pain caused by arthritis, injury, or other conditions.
  • Sacroiliac joint injections: The sacroiliac joint is located in the lower back, where the sacrum bone meets the ilium bone of the pelvis. Injections into this joint can help alleviate pain caused by arthritis or injury.
  • Radiofrequency ablation: In some cases, nerves in the spine can become hypersensitive and cause chronic pain. Radiofrequency ablation involves the use of heat to destroy these nerves, providing long-term relief from pain.

These are just a few of the many different types of injections that can be used to treat back pain. The right type of injection for you will depend on your specific condition and symptoms. Be sure to speak with your doctor to determine the best course of treatment for your individual needs.

Will a spinal injection be painful?

While you may experience some mild discomfort during the procedure, you will be given a local anesthetic to help manage any pain. Most patients tolerate spinal injections well and find them to be only mildly uncomfortable.

How long does it take for spinal injections to work?

The length of time it takes for a spinal injection to work can vary depending on the individual and the condition being treated. Some patients experience relief within a few days, while others may take several weeks to see results.

How can I get started with the best pain management specialist near me?

If you’re in need of relief, don’t wait any longer. Contact Southeastern Orthopaedics today and get the quality care you deserve. Our team of experienced providers is here to help you through the journey to recovery. You can contact us via phone at (912) 383-9789 or visit our office at 110 Shirley Avenue, Douglas, GA 31533.

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