Steroid Injections

Pain Management of Oklahoma

Pain Management Physicians located in Broken Arrow, OK & Sand Springs, OK

A steroid injection is one of the best ways to alleviate nerve pain and joint pain, as well as inflammation. To find out if steroid injections are right for you, book an evaluation with Brent Henderson, DO, or Jeff Halford, DO, at Pain Management of Oklahoma in Broken Arrow, Sand Springs, Sallisaw, Grove, McAlester, and Bartlesville, Oklahoma. You can conveniently schedule your steroid injection evaluation by calling any office to book a visit by phone.

Steroid Injections Q & A

What are the benefits of steroid injections?

Steroid injections are simply man-made versions of hormones your body already makes. They act as your body’s natural defense to treat illness, infection, and inflammation. By injecting steroids into precise locations, you can experience relief from a wide variety of issues. Undergoing a steroid injection treatment can:

  • Minimize inflammation over time
  • Quickly lessen pain 
  • Decrease swelling 
  • Minimize stiffness

Steroid injections are also helpful for minimizing symptoms associated with autoimmune conditions, including multiple sclerosis. These injections are even known to be a highly effective way of resolving peripheral nerve pain. 

What can I expect during a steroid injection treatment?

Pain Management of Oklahoma offers flexible scheduling for in-office steroid injections, so you can experience fast relief from the most debilitating of pain. Dr. Henderson and Dr. Halford want you to be comfortable during your steroid injection treatment. They position you on the exam table or in a chair in a way that allows you to relax in a position that enables them to access the treatment area.

To minimize discomfort, you may receive a topical numbing spray or injection. Dr. Henderson or Dr. Halford thoroughly cleanses your skin and then injects the steroid solution directly into tissues, joints, or other areas.

It’s common to feel pressure during a steroid injection treatment, but you shouldn’t feel severe pain. It might be helpful to apply ice to the injection site afterward to minimize discomfort and prevent swelling.

Dr. Henderson and Dr. Halfor typically recommend taking it easy for the rest of the day after your steroid injection. But you can typically return to most of your regular activities within a day or two. 

How often can I get steroid injections?

You should experience pain relief for up to several months after your steroid injection at Pain Management of Oklahoma. If it’s necessary, you can usually get steroid shots every six weeks. But you shouldn’t have more than three or four per year.

Pain Management of Oklahoma provides flexible scheduling for pain-relieving steroid injections. You can book an appointment online or you can call the office nearest you directly to schedule a visit.