Don’t settle for living with unbearable chronic pain. The board-certified pain management physicians at Pain Doctor NY in Midtown East, Manhattan, offer pain injections to give you relief so you can enjoy life once again. If you experience acute or long-lasting pain, schedule an appointment by calling the New York City office today or booking online to learn more about pain injections and other pain management options.

Pain Injections

What are pain injections?

Pain injections are shots that help treat acute and chronic, or long-lasting, pain to give you some relief. The injections are minimally invasive procedures that temporarily reduce inflammation and pain associated with it.

If you suffer from chronic pain, your doctor lets you know if pain injections are right for you. You might receive injections in your:

  • Shoulder
  • Knee
  • Back
  • Ankle
  • Hip
  • Neck
  • Elbow
  • Hand
  • Foot

Your doctor recommends injections in the areas you feel pain. You might require shots in more than one spot to maximize pain relief.

What causes pain?

If you experience acute or chronic pain, it might be because of an injury or chronic diseases, such as osteoporosis, arthritis, or an autoimmune disease. If you have pain that lasts more than a few days, check in with your doctor to determine its cause and review your treatment options.

Lifestyle habits, such as a poor diet, insufficient sleep, being overweight, lack of or too much exercise, smoking, and stress may contribute to chronic pain that limits your activity.

What should I expect during pain injections?

Before you receive pain injections, your doctor reviews your medical history, completes an exam, and may order lab or imaging tests to determine the root cause of pain. 

If you’re a good candidate for pain injections, your provider first numbs the area to make the injections feel comfortable. Some injections contain medication and an anesthetic, or numbing agent.

Your pain management physician inserts a needle into your joint or other injured area and injects a pain-relieving or anti-inflammatory medication. The procedure is fast and relatively painless. The pain relief you feel after the injections might last several days or even years, depending on the cause of your pain.

Am I a good candidate for pain injections?

Your pain management physician at Pain Doctor NY lets you know if you’re a good candidate for pain injections. If you’ve tried natural remedies for pain relief without success or you experience severe pain on a day-to-day basis, pain injections may be right for you.

To learn more, call Pain Doctor NY, or schedule an appointment online today.