These therapies are beneficial because they:
A variety of injectable therapies are used in pain management procedures.
Cortisone is a steroid that acts as an anti-inflammatory and can be injected into soft tissue and joints. It is helpful for treating pain caused by arthritis, injury or inflammation around a tendon.
Monovisc ® is a joint lubricating fluid option that is used for the symptomatic treatment of OA pain of the knee.
Cingal is a single injection containing both a steroid + hyaluronic acid joint lubricating fluid option that is used for immediate and long-lasting pain relief in the knee.
Botox® is a purified complex protein indicated in the treatment of adults with chronic migraine headaches.
DUROLANE is a single injection treatment to relieve the pain of osteoarthritis in specific small and large joints.
In this procedure, your blood is drawn and centrifuged to extract platelet rich plasma a concentrated source of healing factors. This is then injected back into the affected area to enhance the natural healing process and reduce pain. This injection is commonly used to treat injured tendons.
This procedure involves applying heat to a specific nerve path in the spine. Disrupting this pathway stops pain signals to the brain and alleviates or eliminates pain. This procedure is often used to treat facet joint and sacroiliac (SI) joint pain.
The sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG) is a collection of nerve cells located under the tissue lining in the back of the nose. These nerve cells are closely associated with the trigeminal nerve, the main nerve involved in frontal headaches. In this procedure, the radiologist will insert a small, soft catheter into the patient’s nasal passage under fluoroscopic guidance. Once the device is in place, medication (freezing) is delivered through the device to the mucus membrane over the sphenopalatine ganglion.
Pain Management injections utilize imaging to guide medication or therapies to specific areas. This allows for accurate needle placement and effective delivery of the medication to the area.
Results vary by individual. It might take anywhere from two days to two weeks before your condition improves. On average, steroid injections provide 3– 6 months of pain relief.
We recommend steroid injections occur no more than once every three months in a given body part. The frequency of injection varies according to the kind of therapy used.
After your injection, Canada Diagnostic Centres recommends physiotherapy for most patients to assist with pain reduction and recovery. By going to physiotherapy, you may help prolong the benefits of the procedure and improve your recovery.
We have partnered with trusted, leading physiotherapists in Alberta. Information regarding our preferred provider will be handed to you after your injection. You may also receive physiotherapy through any existing qualified physiotherapist.
Physiotherapy is not covered by Alberta Health Care under most circumstances. There are a number of funding options available, including: