Through proper treatment therapies, you may be able to delay or even avoid more invasive procedures such as surgery. These include:
- Viscosupplementation: A fluid naturally occurring in human joints that coats and lubricates the joint – hyaluronan - is injected into the joint easing the pain of moderate, severe, degenerative, and chronic arthritis and sometimes providing immediate relief. It is very often used to directly improve the quality of life for patients awaiting or seeking to postpone total joint replacement.
- Epidural Steroid Injections: A key component to non-surgical pain management and critical to successful long-term management of chronic back pain, these injections can offer immediate relief for severe pain for one week up to one year. These injections are not typically utilized as a permanent solution and are most often used in conjunction with physical therapy.