Inflammation in the tissues and nerves may be causing your chronic pain. If you are considering surgery, our injections and blocks may be a less invasive options. Central Florida Pain Management offers injections and blocks for residents of Ocala, The Villages, and the neighboring areas of central Florida.
What Are Injections and Blocks?
Injections and blocks are minimally invasive procedures that reduce inflammation with steroids and interrupt nerve conduction with medications that prevent the nerves from sending pain signals. Injections and blocks can be used for chronic pain in the joints, neck, back, and other areas of the body.
What Injections and Blocks Are Available?
- Sacroiliac Joint Injections
- Botox® Injections
- Ultrasound-guided Joint Injections
- Transforaminal Injections
- Intra-articular Injections
- Facet Joint Block
- Trigger Point Injections
- Epidural Steroid Injections
- Intercostal Nerve Block
- Sympathetic Nerve Block
- Ganglion Impar Block
- Medial Branch Block
- Stellate Ganglion Block
- Occipital Nerve Block
What Are Sacroiliac Joint Injections?
Chronic pain in the buttocks or lower back may be relieved with sacroiliac joint injections. The joint is located where your spine meets your hip [READ MORE].
What Are Botox® Injections?
Botox® contains an ingredient that helps with muscle-related chronic pain. The treatment provides patients with short-term relief from their symptoms. [READ MORE]
What Are Ultrasound-guided Joint Injections?
Ultrasound technology provides a level of accuracy and precision to joint injections that has not been available in the past. Patients benefit from the procedure with improved outcomes and greater reduction in chronic pain symptoms. [READ MORE]
What Are Transforaminal Injections?
Transforaminal injections are recommended for treating chronic pain in the lower back. The injections are administered outside the protective covering of the spine. [READ MORE]
What Are Intra-articular Injections?
Intra-articular injections help with inflammation and cartilage loss inside the knee or other joint. The injections contain medications for swelling, pain relief, and joint lubrication. [READ MORE]
What Are Facet Joint Blocks?
Facet joint blocks help with many types of chronic back pain. The injections contain medications to relieve your pain and reduce inflammation around the facet joints of the spine. [READ MORE]
What Are Trigger Point Injections?
Trigger point injections are recommended for chronic and long-term knots in the muscles that cause pain. The procedure releases the trigger point. [READ MORE]
What Are Epidural Steroid Injections?
Epidural steroid injections are administered in the fluid-filled sac outside the connective tissue along your spine. The procedure reduces inflammation to relieve your chronic back, neck, and arm pain. [READ MORE]
What Are Cervical Steroid Injections?
Chronic pain in your neck or upper back may be due to inflammation in the cervical vertebrae of your spine. Cervical steroid injections help reduce the swelling to reduce your pain symptoms. [READ MORE]
What Are Caudal Steroid Injections?
Chronic leg pain and lower back pain may be caused by inflammation around the nerves of the lowest part of the spine. Caudal nerve injections reduce the swelling and provide immediate relief from continuous discomfort. [READ MORE]
What Are Lumbar Steroid Injections?
Lower back pain and sciatica may be signs that you have inflammation in the lumbar region of your spine. Lumbar steroid injections aim to reduce the swelling, so you can live without chronic pain. [READ MORE]
What Are Thoracic Steroid Injections?
Thoracic steroid injections are recommended for treating chronic pain in the middle of your back and between your shoulder blades. The minimally invasive procedure works for herniated discs, inflammation, and other conditions that cause this type of pain. [READ MORE]
What is an Intercostal Nerve Block?
Shingles and surgery may cause chronic pain in the chest area. We offer intercostal nerve block treatments to reduce the pain and help you feel at ease. [READ MORE]
What is a Sympathetic Nerve Block?
The sympathetic nerves expand outward from your spine and help manage certain functions, such as digestion. A sympathetic nerve block deadens these nerves to prevent pain signals from being sent to the brain. [READ MORE]
What is a Ganglion Impar Block?
Rectal or pelvic pain that does not respond to medications and other conservative therapies may be addressed with a ganglion impar block. The block prevents the nerves in the area from sending signals to your brain. [READ MORE]
What is a Medial Branch Block?
What is a Stellate Ganglion Block?
What is an Occipital Nerve Block?
The occipital nerves are located on just above your neck on the back of your head. These nerves are often associated with chronic migraines, episodic headaches, and other chronic pain conditions. Our occipital nerve block prevents these nerves from detecting pain and sending signals to the brain. [READ MORE]
Central Florida Pain Management specializes in innovative injections and blocks for chronic pain. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with Melissa Alvarez-Perez, M.D.