Pain Medicine Clinic

Ultrasound Guided Injections

Pain Management & Ultrasound Guided Injections

Our pain medicine and guided injection clinic are available Monday – Friday. 
 
No GP referral is required and same-day procedures are available.
 
Interventional pain medicine is a fast-growing category of medical and pain management. Referring to non-invasive medical procedures.
 
Spinal and joint injections are performed by our expert team. Including 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. Following a thorough examination, options are discussed.
 
Procedures available include trigger point joint injections. Nerve blocks. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and hyaluronic acid (HA) injections. Steroid and corticosteroid (Cortisone) injections.
 
All treatments can be done with ultrasound guidance.
 

Ultrasound-guided injections and treatment costs from our physio team include:-

 
  • Same-day consultation is 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 orthopedic and pain medicine team include;

 
  • Same-day consultation is 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.  Also, reducing inflammation in the joints and soft tissues of the body.

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

Joint Injections

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

Once pain is reduced a 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.

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Hyaluronic Acid Injections

These injections are used to decrease pain and stiffness and improve mobility.  Mainly for people suffering from osteoarthritis or arthritis in the joints.  Arthritis is occasionally referred to as wear and tear of the joint.

The solution injected contains sodium hyaluronate.  It is injected into the joint space where the synovial fluid is. The fluid acts as a lubricant reducing friction.  Improving the 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.  Near the tailbone (caudal epidural) or around the nerves.  Such as 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.  This is where the disc or joint is causing pressure or irritation of the nerves.  As a result, the drug will work to reduce swelling and pain.

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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 steroids.  They 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.  Reducing inflammation in soft tissues such as muscles and tendons. Cortisone is used which is a powerful anti-inflammatory medicine.  As a result it 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 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 a local anaesthetic.  Directly 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.  Alternatively email enquiries@core-physio.org

Also, you can click here for frequently asked questions about injection therapy.

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