When you’re experiencing chronic pain, it can be tough to make a decision about what type of treatment to pursue. The topic of this blog is injections vs. surgery. We’ll discuss when each can be beneficial and how to choose the right option for your specific situation.
Benefits of Injections
There are several different types of injections that can be used to treat an array of painful conditions and injuries. Here are some of the most common types of injections used to manage pain:
- Corticosteroid injections – used to reduce inflammation in arthritic joints.
- Nerve block injections – used to numb specific nerves and the pain signals they send.
- PRP injections – used to help the body naturally rejuvenate after injury.
The most attractive benefit of using injections to treat pain is that injections are non-invasive. Even the most minimally invasive surgical procedures carry some level of risk and physical trauma. Injections are much less invasive, less painful, and require much less downtime for the patient.
When to Consider Surgery
It’s generally recommended that you try conservative methods of relieving your pain before moving forward with surgery. If you’ve tried injections and other non-invasive methods to no avail, then surgery may be worth considering.
Revive MD in St. Paul, MN
The care team at Revive MD provides each and every patient with the respect they deserve. We will work with you to get to the bottom of your pain and help develop a treatment strategy that suits your needs. Dr. Alfonso Morales is a board-certified addiction and pain management doctor with years of experience treating patients for a wide range of conditions and injuries. If you are living through life in pain, contact us today to set up your appointment. Our clinic is located in St. Paul but we provide treatment to patients throughout the Twin Cities metro area.