11 Dec Orthovisc / Viscosupplementation Injection: A Pain Medication Alternative
Do you have knee or joint arthritis and need fast, effective, and safe pain management but worry about the addictive risks of medications like opioids? Have you tried other conservative procedures but the pain is still unmanageable? Integrated Pain Consultants offers orthovisc/viscosupplementation injections, also known as hyaluronan injections, might be the answer you’re looking for. These injections fall under a variety of brand names including Euflexxa, Hylagan, Orthovisc, Synvisc, and Supartz and Integrated Pain Consultants carries them all. This means your doctor has the unique capacity to customize a treatment plan for you while avoiding the risks associated with opioid medication approaches.
The procedure is fast, pain-free, and similar to getting a shot. An organic protein that’s hyaluronan-based is injected directly into the pain site. It looks like a thick gel and immediately offers lubrication while minimizing inflammation. Although these injections may be able to help with a variety of joint pain, it’s most popular with knee arthritis.
Orthovisc/viscosupplementation injections might even be an alternative to having knee surgery.
How Orthovisc / Viscosupplementation Injections Work – Give Them A Shot
Some patients depend on orthovisc/viscosupplementation injections to help with chronic pain from injury or arthritis, while others depend on it to avoid costly, invasive, and potentially dangerous surgeries. All patients consider orthovisc/viscosupplementation injections a way to avoid dependency on possibly dangerous pain medication. Our country is in an opioid epidemic, and finding effective, natural alternatives is a priority for many—including your Integrated Pain Consultants team.
The orthovisc/viscosupplementation injections give joints an artificial fluid supplements that maximize existing lubrication thickness. A special ultrasound device, or fluoroscopic guide, is used during the injection for pinpoint accuracy. It can take a few days to enjoy full benefits, but many patients report immediate relief as the knee is loosened up and friction is minimized. Better range of motion and less pain is a bonus on top of preventing further knee deterioration.
Slow down arthritis, avoid knee surgery, and get relief from osteoarthritis and many more issues. Orthovisc/viscosupplementation injections can be a great option for athletes, those who have a physically demanding job, and weekend warriors. Cartilage and tissue degeneration usually begins as mild discomfort. Remember that osteoarthritis can’t be reversed, but the symptoms can be lessened. Call Integrated Pain Consultants at 480-626-2552 to schedule a consultation. We also invite you to learn more about Dr. Nikesh Seth and other providers including Dr. Anne-Marie Cosijns, Dr. Lisa Sparks, Dr. Michael Givens, and our team of Nurse Practitioners.