If you suffer chronic pain, whether that might be chronic neck pain, back pain or even chronic shoulder or knee pain, you could benefit from receiving cortisone injection as a viable treatment. You might not be aware of this, but cortisone shots have been used as a form of pain treatment since the 1950’s. In fact, there are many McKinney residents who receive cortisone shoulder injections to relieve their pain. Cortisone works by reducing inflammation around the joint, nerve and other structures in the area where you are suffering pain. In many cases, these injections not only help with pain, but speed up the recovery process.
When your body is under stress, it naturally produces the hormone cortisone. The injectable cortisone is synthetically produced, but is very similar to the cortisone your body produces. Now, due to the name, many people mistaken cortisone as an anabolic steroid, like the ones used by athletes to help build muscle strength and mass. However, this just isn’t the case. Cortisone injections are legal, safe and commonly used.
Cortisone is used to treat pain by injecting the steroid directly into the site of pain. So if strained muscles are the reason your shoulder hurts, the cortisone will reduce the swelling in those specific muscles. If you suffer back or neck pain due to a pinched nerve, the cortisone works by reducing the swelling and relieving the pressure on that nerve.
If you are suffering chronic pain in your back, neck, shoulder or other parts of your body, cortisone injects just might be an excellent treatment option. Contact our office for further details.