The Benefits of Cortisone Shots
If cortisone shots have been suggested to you as a method of pain management, particularly for back pain or joint disabilities, you don’t need to go through the full process of a major hospital visit every time another round of shots is necessary. Cortisone shots can be easily administered at the East Lake Regenerative Medical Center in St. Cloud as a convenient alternative.
How Cortisone Shots Work
Cortisone is injected into the body where pain and inflammation are occurring. Cortisone is most commonly used to treat joint pain. The injection transfers a corticosteroid mixture as well as a pain-killing anesthetic into the body. The treatment is temporary and does not remove the underlying problem causing the pain, such as age or arthritis, but it can last for weeks or months before another treatment is needed. And that can make the difference in enjoying life as opposed to being inhibited by pain.
Conditions Addressed by Cortisone Shots
Cortisone injections are frequently administered to address:
- Various arthritis types
- Back pain
- Joint pain
- Sport injuries
Upon your first visit to our clinic, our regenerative medicine professional will assess your body function and your pain levels to determine if cortisone therapy is right for you. Any patient, regardless of need or condition, will be limited in the number of shots that can be applied annually. The maximum number of treatments allowed are usually three to four injections in 12 months no closer than six weeks apart.
Cortisone Therapy in St. Cloud
At East Lake Regenerative Medical Center our team has years of experience applying and managing cortisone therapy for patients from all backgrounds and walks of life. We always provide a full health screening first to identify potential complications, and we take care of patients through the entire process carefully and safely. If you’re looking at regenerative medicine options to manage a pain condition in St. Cloud, East Lake Regenerative Medical Center can help. For more information about cortisone therapy, our other regenerative medicine services, or to schedule an appointment, call us at (407) 957-9995.