It’s an unfortunate truth that most people deal with pain at some point in their lives. If you’re interested in our pain injections and pain management services, keep reading to learn more about your options.

What Are Diagnostic Injections?

Pain is a symptom that affects the quality of life of many patients. No one wants to live with pain, but sometimes, it’s hard to find a solution.

Whether it’s chronic or acute, pinpointing the cause of painful symptoms is the first step to providing relief. Diagnostic injections are a pain management technique that helps physicians target the source of pain. Other types of imaging, like X-rays, MRI or CT scans, are excellent at detecting a variety of medical conditions, but they may not be able to help doctors determine where the pain is originating from. We use diagnostic injections in the spine and joints to manage pain and locate its source.

The injections we use at Health Images can typically offer months of comfort from painful symptoms, and it’s also beneficial as a diagnostic tool. When we inject a particular location, and it provides relief, it helps us understand what may be causing the painful symptoms to begin with. Several types of diagnostic injections could be utilized depending on your individual medical history and other findings and tests.

Our radiology team specializes in musculoskeletal and neuroimaging techniques to ensure your diagnostic injections are as safe and accurate as possible.

Uses for Injections

If you have chronic or acute pain and your doctor is unsure of the root cause, they may recommend a diagnostic injection. This medical procedure offers short-term relief and helps your physician come up with a diagnosis. Once the cause is determined, your doctor may also be able to develop a course of treatment that works for your symptoms.

Diagnostic injections are used in conjunction with our advanced imaging technology. Some of the conditions that may benefit from this procedure include:

  • Pain in your joints, such as your shoulders, wrists and hips
  • Chronic headaches
  • Face or mouth pain
  • Neck pain
  • Spine or back pain
  • Bone and muscle pain

Visit a Health Images Location

If you’re experiencing unexplained pain in your back, joints or another area of your body, it’s important to find the cause, so your doctor can develop a treatment plan that works for you. The first step in living a pain-free life is contacting the team at Health Images.

We are committed to the health and well-being of our community in and around Denver and Boulder, CO. Aside from pain injections and pain management, we offer a variety of imaging services that ensure you and your doctor find medical and diagnostic answers as quickly as possible.

If you’re ready to make an appointment, check out our list of local imaging centers to find the one nearest you. We look forward to being your source for premier diagnostic imaging services.