A: A benefit of a steroid injection is that the relief of localized inflammation in a specific body area is more rapid and powerful than with traditional anti-inflammatory medications given by mouth, such as ibuprofen. Additionally, the medicine is deposited in a concentrated amount with precision as most procedures are guided by fluoroscopy (X-ray imaging). A single injection also can avoid certain side effects that can accompany many oral anti-inflammatory medications, notably irritation of the stomach. Steroid injections can be administered easily in our office. Other advantages include the rapid onset of the medication’s action, dependability, and minimal side effects.
As a member of the Boone community, we are here to serve you five days a week. Visit www.midiowaanesthesia.com or call 515-212-2420 for any questions on services we provide. Initial consultation includes a full assessment and focus on customized education on your symptoms and treatment of the underlying cause, all at Boone County Hospital, usually within one business day of a referral from your primary care provider. There are no upfront costs, and most insurance plans are accepted.
Information provided by Chris Hanson, Mid Iowa Anesthesia, 515-212-2420, www.midiowaanesthesia.com.