Using ultrasound technology, our physiatrists can administer medications precisely where you need pain relief. Ultrasound guidance can help deliver targeted treatment directly to painful joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments with the highest level of precision, safety, and effectiveness possible. Instead of giving an injection into a general location in your muscle, our doctors can deliver the medication much closer to the source of pain, maximizing the relief.
One type of ultrasound-guided injection is Cortisone. Cortisone is a powerful anti-inflammatory medication that is injected directly into joints to relieve pain caused by inflammation. Cortisone shots can usually last for several weeks, but it varies for every individual.
Ultrasound-guided injections are also used for Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy. PRP is a concentration of platelets made from your own blood and re-injected to stimulate the natural healing process. PRP therapy can eliminate the need for surgery and may be used as a treatment for those who are not candidates for surgery. It is effective for a wide range of pain conditions and soft tissue injuries.
Ultrasound guidance is also used for all types of interventional pain procedures including:
Delaware Back Pain & Sports Rehabilitation Centers is your go-to source for ultrasound-guided injections and pain management. If you have a question about an upcoming procedure or want to know more about what we do, please call any of our seven locations in Delaware.