Injections for Pain Management

By David A. Doward, MD

JOI Pain Management Injections

Pain Management Injections

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At JOI we offer a wide range of injections with the goal of eliminating your pain. This typically involves the application of a steroid local anesthetic mixture at the site of inflammation which is causing the pain. JOI has a procedure room within the facility to perform these types of injections.

A large number of these injections are used to treat patients with pain that stem from their spine. These include epidural steroid injections and selective nerve root blocks that target the inflammation associated with a pinched nerve. We also target other pain generators in the spine such as the facet joints, the sacroiliac joints and the discs. Sometimes patients can benefit from a series (usually 2-3) of epidural steroid injections which can give the best clinical outcome. This is done if the patient is in a significant amount of pain with a severely inflamed nerve. Multiple injections are necessary to wipe all the associated inflammation.

Pain Management Injections with No Steriod

There are also special procedures which can be performed that do not utilize steroids and can eliminate your pain for an extended period of time such as a radio frequency ablation and spinal cord stimulators. Other injections are used to target pain stemming from the hip, knee, shoulder and ankle joints. These can involve the use of steroids, viscosupplements, platelet-rich-plasma and stem cells. Patients who cannot tolerate steroids for medical reasons can benefit from these alternative treatment options.

After these injections, patients are advised to minimize their activity level for 48 hours to give the medicine time to work. We recommend icing the injection site up to 4 times (20 minutes per session) the day of the injection. Steroid injections typically take 48 hours before patients start to feel better with peak effects within one week.

JOI Rehab

Whether you are suffering from joint pain or injuries resulting from any type of activity, JOI has 12 physical therapy clinics conveniently located in Jacksonville and Northeast FL who specialize in orthopedic rehab.

If you are interested in scheduling an appointment at JOI Rehab for physical therapy, call (904) 858-7045. Come see us!

Where is Telemedicine Frequently used?

All JOI Physicians, Physical Therapists and Occupational Therapists now offer Telemedicine services for virtual visits from the convenience of your home. If you feel that it is best to stay in your own home during this time, we can still provide orthopaedic Telehealth services for you. Through the download of the free Zoom app on the your phone, tablet or laptop. Our physicians and Telehealth for Physical Therapy can evaluate you and provide the care you need.

JOI Fracture and Injury Care

JOI Physicians are currently offering ASAP Fracture care. Make an appointment by calling (904)JOI-2000. This is a new option for patients who would like to avoid the emergency room if they have suffered a fracture or soft tissue injury. To learn more about this service, read this article about fracture and injury care.


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