For pain conditions involving the nerves in the neck, we may recommend a cervical steroid injection. At The Pain Management Center, we offer this and other pain management services to the men and women living in Linwood, Voorhees and Hamilton, NJ.
What Are Cervical Steroid Injections?
Cervical steroid injections are a pain management treatment that involves the injection of a local anesthetic and a steroid medication into the cervical nerves, which are located in the neck. These nerves can become irritated or damaged due to a herniated disc, osteoarthritis, and other injuries or conditions. When this happens, pain often occurs in the neck and can spread to the arms in some cases. Cervical steroid injections relieve this pain for long-lasting relief.
What is the Cervical Steroid Injection Treatment Like?
The first step of the cervical steroid injection treatment is applying a local anesthetic to the treatment area. This helps to relieve any discomfort that may occur during the injection process. Once the skin is numbed, a needle will be carefully inserted near the cervical nerves and the injection will be performed. This treatment is typically completed in less than an hour. After treatment, you may notice some minor swelling or bruising at the injection site, but these effects usually fade within a few days.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect from Cervical Steroid Injections?
After your cervical steroid injection treatment, you will notice immediate pain relief due to the local anesthetic that is injected. This will wear off in a few hours, and pain may return briefly. The steroid medication will take effect within a few days, soothing inflammation so that you can enjoy long-lasting pain relief. The results from your cervical steroid injection can last between several weeks and several months. The exact duration of these results will vary, so we will help you determine the kind of results that you can expect during your initial visit.
At The Pain Management Center, we are proud to offer cervical steroid injections and other pain management techniques to the men and women living in Voorhees, Linwood, Hamilton, and the nearby communities of New Jersey. To learn more about these treatments or to schedule your initial appointment, contact us today.