Injections

Polaris Spine & Neurosurgery Center -  - Neurosurgery

Polaris Spine & Neurosurgery Center

Neurosurgery, Physical Medicine, Pain Medicine, Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy located in Sandy Springs & Smyrna, Atlanta, GA

Therapeutic injections can relieve pain and enhance healing without surgery. The skilled experts at Polaris Spine & Neurosurgery Center address a broad range of pain conditions with regenerative, joint, and steroid injections. With locations in the Atlanta, Georgia cities of Sandy Springs and Smyrna, Polaris Spine & Neurosurgery Center can put an end to pain caused by arthritis, disc degeneration, injuries, and other factors. To schedule an evaluation, call today, or book an appointment online.

Injections Q & A

What is injection therapy?

Therapeutic injections introduce substances into injured or damaged tissue to relieve pain and support healing. Some injections contain an anesthetic, a steroid, or both; these medications block pain and reduce inflammation. 

Other injections contain growth factors harvested from your own body or from a donor. These growth factors can relieve pain, promote tissue regeneration, and enhance the natural healing process.

Which conditions can injections address?

Injection therapy can address a wide range of conditions that lead to pain, such as:

  • Upper or lower back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Hip pain
  • Arthritis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Sciatica
  • Herniated discs
  • Bone spurs
  • Spinal injury, such as whiplash

To determine which type of injections are right for your condition, your expert at Polaris Spine & Neurosurgery Center performs a comprehensive evaluation. This includes a physical exam, a review of your medical history, and diagnostics such as X-rays or an MRI.

Which types of injections are available?

The experienced team at Polaris Spine & Neurosurgery Center performs several types of injections, including:

Epidural steroid injections

Epidural steroid injections deliver anesthetics and corticosteroids into “epidural space” between the interior spinal column and the spinal cord. These injections can address pain caused by damage, compression, or inflammation of the nerves that emerge from your spine and travel out to your arms or legs. 

Joint injections

Each vertebra of the spine has four joints, any of which can be a pain generator. Joint injections deliver an anesthetic directly into joint structures to relieve pain. These injections also help your doctor determine the exact location of your injury for an accurate diagnosis of the cause of your pain.

Regenerative injections

Regenerative injections include platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy and stem cell therapy. PRP therapy uses growth factors contained in your own blood platelets, which enhance cellular renewal, increase circulation, and reduce inflammation. 

Stem cell therapy harnesses the unique way that stem cells can transform into other types of tissue to speed tissue regrowth and repair. Your expert at Polaris Spine & Neurosurgery Center may choose to use lipogems from your own adipose (fat) tissue for this procedure.

Injection therapy offers safe, effective treatment for pain without surgery or reliance on pain medications. To find long-lasting relief from pain, schedule a consultation with a skilled provider at Polaris Spine & Neurosurgery. Call today or make an appointment online.