Chronic back pain can be extremely debilitating, impacting your ability to perform routine activities and diminishing your quality of life. Fortunately, there are a variety of pain management solutions that can help you achieve the relief you need.
At Colorado Advanced Orthopedics, we’re committed to delivering the exceptional care you deserve. Our team will always exhaust the conservative pain management treatments available before recommending spine surgery. In many instances, you can achieve very effective, long-term relief of back and neck pain from ultrasound guided injections.
Oral pain medications get distributed throughout your body. As a result, only some of the medication will work directly on the source of your pain. While these medications can be effective at providing some degree of relief, its widespread distribution throughout your body means that the source of your pain isn’t being targeted directly. This can limit the benefits you’re able to achieve.
Ultrasound guided injections deliver concentrated doses of pain medication, anti-inflammatory medication, or steroids directly to the region where you’re experiencing pain. State-of-the-art ultrasound technology is used to guide the needle to the exact location of the source of your pain. This ensures all of the medication being delivered acts directly on the source of your pain without disrupting the surrounding muscles and tissues. The precision delivery achieved with ultrasound technology also allows you to experience the pain relieving benefits more quickly, and the concentrated dosage provides longer term benefits than is possible with oral pain medication.
The advanced imaging technology used to guide these injections allows our doctors to use them in a variety of locations. Ultrasound guided injections can be used in just about any joint or muscle that is causing you chronic pain. Some of the most common applications include:
At Colorado Advanced Orthopedics, we perform a wide range of ultrasound guided and fluoroscopy guided injections, including:
Fluoroscopy guided spine injections use a form of x-ray to guide needle placement. This treatment method provides excellent detail for bone structures. It is often performed in a procedure suite or an operating room with some form of sedation.
While these injections are very effective, there are some drawbacks associated with the procedure, including:
These treatments are typically covered by insurance. However, if you don’t have insurance or have a high deductible plan, the cost of treatment may range from $1,000 to $1,500.
Ultrasound guidance allows for some of the most precise results when performing injections to the complex structures of the spine. These procedures are performed in our clinic without sedation.
You’ll experience a variety of benefits from this treatment, including:
The one drawback to this procedure is that in some cases, it provides less bone detail than fluoroscopy.
While ultrasound guided injections aren’t covered by insurance, the cost is relatively low. In fact, these injections are significantly more affordable than fluoroscopy guided injections if you are uninsured or have a high deductible plan.
Ultrasound guided injection pricing:
At Colorado Advanced Orthopedics, we’ve witnessed firsthand the ways in which chronic back pain can derail your life. Our team is dedicated to delivering the effective treatment you need to restore a pain free life.
While our board-certified orthopedic surgeons are some of the most highly trained and experienced practitioners on the Western Slope, we recognize that surgery should not be the first solution pursued in most instances. That’s why we also offer a wide range of minimally invasive treatments. In many cases, our team can use these conservative methods to effectively manage your pain for years, delaying the need for surgery.