Injections

Beverly Hills Migraine and Pain Management Institute

Chronic Pain Physician and Headache Specialist located in Beverly Hills, CA & Encino, CA

Injections are a powerful pain management tool. They deliver medication directly to the source of your pain. Benjamin Taimoorazy, MD, provides a variety of pain-relieving injections at Beverly Hills Migraine and Pain Management Institute in Beverly Hills and Encino, California. If you live with back pain, joint pain, migraines, or another type of chronic pain, call the practice or schedule a consultation online today to find out if an injection can reduce your pain.

Injections

How do injections relieve pain?

Pain management injections deliver medication to the source of your discomfort. There are three main types of injections that can relieve pain: 

Anti-inflammatory

In many cases, pain is due to inflammation, which is painful in itself but can also compress nerves and cause radiating pain. Dr. Taimoorazy can inject a combination of cortisone and lidocaine into your spine, joints, trigger points, or other painful areas. 

Nerve blocking

Dr. Taimoorazy might also provide an injection to stop pain signals from traveling to your brain. He can inject an anesthetic or medication near a malfunctioning nerve to temporarily numb or paralyze it. 

Relubricating

If you live with painful osteoarthritis, Dr. Taimoorazy might recommend a hyaluronic acid injection for your worn-down joint. Hyaluronic acid provides lubrication and cushioning to your joint, reducing friction, irritation, and inflammation. 

What injections are available?

Dr. Taimoorazy provides a comprehensive range of pain-relieving injections at Beverly Hills Migraine and Pain Management Institute, including:

  • Lumbar interlaminar epidural steroid injections
  • Lumbar epidural blood patch
  • Cervical epidural steroid injections
  • Caudal epidural steroid injections
  • Sacroiliac joint steroid injections
  • Facet joint injections
  • Lumbar transforaminal epidural injections 
  • Botox injections
  • Trigger point injections
  • Joint injections
  • Lumbar and cervical medial branch nerve blocks
  • Injections for bursitis
  • Injections for tennis and golfer’s elbow
  • Occipital and supraorbital nerve injections
  • Gasserian ganglion injections for trigeminal neuralgia
  • Sphenopalatine ganglion injections
  • TMJ injections
  • Atlanto-axial joint injection
  • Sympathetic nerve block (including stellate and splanchnic nerve blocks)

These injections are suitable for various pain conditions, including back pain, headaches and migraines, arthritis, other types of joint pain, muscle spasm, and more. Talk to Dr. Taimoorazy if you want to know if an injection might relieve your pain.

Do I need to prepare for an injection?

Dr. Taimoorazy provides personalized preparation instructions during your consultation. Depending on the type and location of your injection, you might need to avoid eating or drinking for several hours before your treatment.

You should also arrange for a friend or family member to drive you home from your appointment.

What should I expect while having an injection?

The specifics vary depending on the type and location of your injection. In general, Dr. Taimoorazy cleans the injection site area. Then he numbs you with a topical analgesic or local anesthetic injections. 

When you’re prepared, Dr. Taimoorazy injects the medication into your injured or damaged tissue. He might need to use an X-ray or ultrasound to guide the needle to the correct location in your spine, joint, or muscle tissue. 

You might have almost immediate pain relief, or the medication might need a day or two to reach its full effectiveness. 

Call Beverly Hills Migraine and Pain Management Institute today or make an appointment online to learn more about pain-relieving injections.