Understanding the Role of Steroids in Pain Management
When the body experiences trauma, the tissues can become inflamed. This inflammation occurs because the cells that comprise those tissues are trying to repair the injured site. However, inflammation can also cause discomfort, swelling, and stiffness, which can greatly inhibit a person’s mobility and quality of life.
To alleviate these conditions, a pain management specialist may administer a steroid injection at the site of the injury. Steroids are hormones that can minimize inflammation and its associated symptoms. Though steroid injections do not constitute a permanent solution to an ongoing injury, they can provide considerable comfort for patients and allow the injured tissues to heal without pain or stiffness.
For the sake of your own safety, don’t ignore pain in your joints or soft tissues. Non-Surgical Orthopaedics provides many non-surgical pain management treatment options for patients in the greater Marietta region. If you’re suffering from tissue inflammation, we can help. Call us today at 770-421-1420 to schedule an appointment.