The Truth About Steroid Injections


Our patients ask us, "Tell us the truth about steroid injections. Does it hurt?"

The Truth About Steroid Injections, do they hurt?

As the founder of APICO Pain Management™, I’ve had countless conversations with patients who ask about receiving steroid injections, due to concerns about the pain involved. It’s a valid concern, and one that deserves a compassionate and honest discussion.

IS THERE DISCOMFORT WITH STEROID INJECTIONS? Let’s start by acknowledging that steroid injections can sometimes be uncomfortable. The process involves inserting a needle into the affected area, which can cause a brief, sharp sensation. However, the level of discomfort can vary greatly depending on the location of the injection, the individual’s pain tolerance, and the skill of the healthcare provider administering the treatment.

MINIMIZING THE DISCOMFORT. At APICO Pain Management™, we understand the importance of making our patients as comfortable as possible during the procedure. That’s why we take several steps to minimize the discomfort associated with steroid injections:

1. Numbing the Area: Before the injection, we can apply a local anesthetic to the treatment site, which helps to numb the area and reduce the sensation of the needle.

2. Gentle Technique: As a pain management specialist, I’m highly trained and experienced in administering steroid injections with a gentle, precise touch, which can significantly reduce the level of discomfort.

3. Distractions and Relaxation: We encourage our patients to use relaxation techniques, such as deep breathing or visualization, to help them stay calm and focused during the procedure. Don’t be surprised if we’re playing music during your procedure to help you relax.

THE BENEFITS OUTWEIGH THE DISCOMFORT. While some discomfort of a #SteroidInjection is understandable, it’s important to remember that the #PotentialBenefits often far outweigh the temporary discomfort. Steroid injections can provide significant relief from pain and inflammation, allowing patients to regain their quality of life and engage in activities they once enjoyed.

At APICO Pain Management™, we believe in a compassionate, patient-centered multimodal approach. We understand the concerns our patients may have, and we’re committed to providing the highest level of care and support throughout the treatment process. If you’re considering a steroid injection, I encourage you to have an open and #HonestDiscussion with Dr. Abdallah about your concerns and work together to find the best solution for your individual needs.

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