Pain Medicine Clinic

Ultrasound Guided Injections

Pain Management & Ultrasound Guided Injections

Our pain medicine and guided injection clinic is available Monday – Friday.  No GP referral is required and same day procedures can be delivered.

Interventional pain medicine is a fast-growing category of medical and pain management, referring to minimally invasive medical procedures.

Spinal and joint injections are performed by our expert team of orthopaedic consultants, pain specialists and advanced physiotherapists.

At Core Physio we specialise in interventional pain-relieving injections for musculoskeletal conditions.

Our specialists will decide on the best course of treatment for you, following a thorough examination.

Procedures available include trigger point joint injections, nerve blocks, platelet rich plasma (PRP), hyaluronic acid (HA) injections, Ostenil and corticosteroid (Cortisone) injections. All treatments can be carried out with ultrasound guidance.

Ultrasound guided injections treatments from our physio team include:-

  • Same day consultation available.
  • Ultrasound scan and assessment
  • Ultrasound guided injection
  • All included for £220 (corticosteroid injection)
  • Hyaluronic acid (£250 for Ostenil Plus, £240 for Orthovisc)
  • Combined corticosteroid and hyaluronic acid injections
  • Platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections

Ultrasound guided injections treatments from our orthopaedic and pain medicine team include

  • Same day consultation available.
  • Ultrasound scan and assessment
  • Ultrasound guided injection
  • All included from £450 (corticosteroid injection)
  • Pain medicine injections including nerve blocks etc £450 – £650
  • Combined corticosteroid and hyaluronic acid injections
  • Platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections

Which clinics offer ultrasound guided injections?

We have ultrasound guided injections at:-

  • Hamilton
  • Bothwell
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Steroid Injections

Steroid (corticosteroid) injections are given to provide pain relief and reduce inflammation in the joints and soft tissues of the body.

Cortisone is used which is a powerful anti-inflammatory medicine that works to break the cycle of pain and swelling in the joint.  Once pain is reduced a graduated return to normal exercise can be supervised by one of our physiotherapists.

Joint Injections

Steroid injections are given to provide pain relief and reduce inflammation in the joints. Cortisone is used which is a powerful anti-inflammatory medicine that works to break the cycle of pain and swelling in the joint.

Once pain is reduced a graduated return to normal exercise can be supervised by one of our physiotherapists.

Joint injections can also include injections of hyaluronic acid, platelet rich plasma (PRP) or prolotherapy (hypertonic dextrose) into joints.

Hyaluronic Acid Injections

These injections are used to decrease pain and stiffness and improve mobility for people suffering from  osteoarthritis or arthritis (also known as ‘wear and tear’) in the joints.

The solution injected contains sodium hyaluronate and it is injected into the joint space where the synovial fluid is. The fluid acts as a lubricant reducing friction and improving supply of oxygen and nutrients to the worn cartilage.

Epidural Injections

This is an anti -inflammatory cortisone injection into the lower part of the back known as the lumbar spine.

Epidural injections can be between the vertebrae (interlaminar epidural), near the tailbone (caudal epidural) or around the nerves (nerve block, nerve root injection or transforaminal epidural injection).

The purpose of the injection is to carry the steroid mixed with saline or local anaesthetic to the epidural space where the disc or joint is causing pressure or irritation of the nerves.  The drug will work to reduce swelling and pain.

Nerve Root Block Injections

These injections are given to various areas of the spinal nerves at the point at which they leave the spine at their root. You can have lumbar (low back) or cervical (neck) nerve root block injections.

The injection is a mix of anaesthetic and steroid which work together to numb the root for immediate relief and to reduce inflammation over the next few weeks. If the pain reduces during the procedure this helps confirm the accuracy of the diagnosis.

Trigger Point Injections

Steroid injections with a long acting anaesthetic are given to provide pain relief (by blocking pain pathways) and reducing inflammation in soft tissues such as muscles and tendons. Cortisone is used which is a powerful anti-inflammatory medicine that works to break the cycle of pain and swelling in the affected part of the body.

The local anaesthetic can reduce the sensitisation of the nerve pathways which maintain some painful trigger points.  Once the pain is reduced a graduated return to normal exercise can be supervised by one of our physiotherapists.

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Facet Joint Injection

This is an anti -inflammatory steroid injection into the small facet joints of the neck, mid or lower back.

The purpose of the injection is to carry the steroid mixed with local anaesthetic to the inflamed facet joint which may be irritating the nerves in the back. The drug will work to reduce swelling and pain.

For details on any of the procedures and to book a consultation please contact the clinic today on 01698 540380 or alternatively 0141 332 6000

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