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Spinal Injections Specialist

When you're dealing with chronic neck or back pain and nothing you've tried has helped — like pain-relieving medications, physical therapy, or chiropractic care — consider spinal injections at Comprehensive Neurology and Pain Center of Connecticut. Located in Wallingford and Ridgefield, Connecticut, the team, led by Igor Turok, MD, offers interventional pain management and spinal injections to help you. Set up a consultation to learn about treatment options by calling the office or scheduling online today.

Spinal Injections Q & A

What are spinal injections?

Spinal injections are a type of medication administered to your spinal joints and nerves to relieve pain. Spinal injections are similar to joint injections and can be helpful for conditions like:

  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Spinal pain
  • Arthritis
  • Sacroiliac joint dysfunction
  • Facet syndrome
  • Disc herniations
  • Degenerative joint disease

Spinal injections are recommended if you have chronic pain that hasn't improved with other conservative therapies like non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy, or chiropractic care.

How do spinal injections relieve pain?

Spinal injections contain two main types of medications: an anesthetic and a corticosteroid. The anesthetic medication numbs the irritated nerve, preventing it from sending pain signals.

The corticosteroid is an anti-inflammatory medication that reduces inflammatory chemicals in the area to relieve pain, stiffness, and discomfort from swelling. Using a corticosteroid alongside the anesthetic medication allows for a reduction in pain and inflammation so you can feel better quickly.

Spinal injections can also include hyaluronic acid and platelet-rich plasma (PRP). Hyaluronic acid provides essential hydration to your tissues, while PRP provides healing nutrients to support tissue recovery.

What's the process like for a spinal injection?

When you're getting a spinal injection, Dr. Turok begins by locating the treatment area using a type of X-ray technology called fluoroscopy. He cleans your skin and inserts a needle into the appropriate area of your joint.

Once the needle is in the correct position, he injects the proper medication and removes the needle. After removing the needle, he cleans and bandages your skin. Each injection takes less than 10 minutes to perform.

In most cases, you can return to your normal activities right away, though you should avoid strenuous exercise for a few days as a precaution.

Do spinal injections hurt?

Dr. Turok takes every precaution to make you as comfortable as possible during your spinal injection. If appropriate, he applies a numbing solution to your skin before inserting the needle. You may feel a small pinch or prick as the needle is inserted.

Some people report mild tingling or stinging after the injection. This is caused by the anesthetic medication and goes away quickly. Spinal injections can provide pain relief for 3-6 months or longer, depending on your condition, the severity of your pain, and how your body metabolizes the medication.

Set up a consultation to discuss spinal injections for your neck or back pain now by calling the office or booking online.

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Clients Are Satisfied With Our Treatments

Dr. Turok spent the time to discuss my condition and provided alternative ways to try to treat the condition.  He was very knowledgeable. He and his staff were very friendly.   I would highly recommend this practice. This a follow up to my previous post. Six weeks ago I had PRP treatment for hemifacial spasm and blepharospasm for the left side of my face.  I had been suffering for almost 18 months with this condition. The one treatment gave me 75% improvement with my condition.   I had a second treatment today and hope this is as good as the first. For those who have tried other treatments I highly recommend trying the PRP with Dr. Turok.
John Calatayud
I have been recovering from plantar fasciitis and ankle pain for multiple years following multiple basketball injuries and decided to try out Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy a couple of weeks ago. Plantar fasciitis takes a while to recover, so on paper, injecting platelet cells directly into the area will promote healing and speed up this lengthy recovery process so I can get back to my favorite activities as fast as possible. Sure enough, a couple of days after the PRP injection my foot started feeling better. The inflammation has drastically decreased and a lot of pain has gone away. Now, two weeks after the procedure, the foot is still feeling great! Dr. Turok recommends resting the area for 6 weeks after the procedure, so I can only project my injury getting better. Overall, my experience at Connecticut Pain Solutions has been very pleasant. The staff is very friendly and Dr. Turok himself is very knowledgeable and experienced in his practice. The procedure is very quick and painless, so I would highly recommend it to anyone looking to try out new things that might help them during their recovery!
Nikita B
I'm 101 years old and have been in chronic pain in my back and hip for years. I have tried every medication and procedure that has been recommended to me. The only treatment that has given me meaningful relief is the PRP injection provided by Dr. Turok. I am extremely thankful for the relief I am currently experiencing.
Josephine Giordano
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