Pain Relief Injections

Therapeutic nerve injections may offer instant relief from pain and restore nerve function, making surgery unnecessary. The procedure is safe, quick, and straightforward, and requires no downtime. 

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Therapeutic Nerve Injections in Denver

Nerves can get injured in many different ways, including pressure, trauma, lack of nutrients, or toxins. At the Atlas Institute Peripheral Nerve Care, we offer therapeutic nerve injections as an alternative to surgical procedures. Depending on your symptoms and diagnosis, a non-surgical treatment may offer you relief from symptoms such as pain, numbness, tingling, and muscle weakness. Therapeutic nerve injections can be used to treat injured and inflamed nerves, decreasing inflammation, and improving nerve function. 

Will Therapeutic Nerve Injections Help Me?

To find out if you are eligible for nerve injections, we recommend that you schedule a consultation at the Atlas Institute Peripheral Nerve Care. We are equipped with the latest in diagnostic and therapeutic technology, and we will be able to recommend the best treatment for your unique case. 

We know how frustrating it can be to be passed around from doctor to doctor without an accurate diagnosis or treatment plan. We offer both surgical and non-surgical solutions for nerve pain and dysfunction. Therapeutic nerve injections are generally helpful in treating the following conditions:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Joint pain
  • Sciatica
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • Shoulder, neck, and upper back pain

Achieve Relief from "Pinched" or Entrapped Nerves

When nerves become compressed and restricted, you are likely to experience pain and some degree of loss of function. When a nerve is squeezed, this cuts off the blood supply of the nerve, leading to symptoms such as burning, numbness, tingling, and pain. The pain from nerve entrapment syndromes can be debilitating. Examples of this include carpal tunnel syndrome and sciatica. Previously, the only treatments were massage, physical therapy, or surgery. However, many nerve entrapment syndromes respond well to a revolutionary treatment known as nerve hydrodissection. Entrapped nerves may cause symptoms such as:

  • Pain
  • Itching
  • Numbness
  • Sensitivity to touch
  • Cold hands or feet
  • A burning sensation
  • Fatigue
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How Does it Work?

Dextrose, PRP (platelet-rich plasma), or a combination of the two are usually used for hydrodissection. Dextrose is a type of sugar solution that helps heal inflamed nerves. In more severe cases, we may use PRP. PRP is made by drawing blood, usually from your arm, and spinning it in a centrifuge to concentrate the platelets. The benefit of PRP is that it uses your body’s own growth factors to stimulate a healing response.

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What is Hydrodissection?

Nerve hydrodissection is a quick, minimally invasive treatment in which a fluid is injected around the nerve to relieve pressure and separate the nerve from surrounding muscle or other tissue. The injured or inflamed nerve is freed up and inflammation and swelling start to resolve. This allows the nerve to heal and regain normal function.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

The number of treatments needed will depend upon your unique circumstances. Sometimes a single treatment is enough, while more severe cases may require up to six treatments. If you are experiencing symptoms of nerve damage or compression, it is important to seek medical care immediately. If left untreated, entrapped nerves may suffer more damage, potentially leading to chronic pain. 

How Long Does the Treatment Take?

The first step of hydrodissection is an ultrasound examination to map out the course of the nerve. Next, a solution is injected around the nerve, using a thin needle. This separates the nerve from surrounding tissue, allowing it to heal. The procedure itself only takes a few minutes, and any discomfort you experience should be minimal. No downtime is required after hydrodissection, and results are often instant. 

Long-Term Relief from Nerve Pain

At the Atlas Institute Peripheral Nerve Care, we have advanced training in nerve specific maladies, allowing us to provide you with an accurate diagnosis and a personalized treatment plan. Nerve pain and dysfunction can have a severe impact on your quality of life, limiting you in your daily activities and preventing you from taking part in activities you love. We are here to help you achieve lasting relief and make you feel empowered and ready to tackle new obstacles. 

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