Pain Injection Treatment Specialist

Duck Lim, MD -  - Internal Medicine

Valley Medical Center

Duck Lim, MD

Internal Medicine located in Granada Hills, CA

Do you ever wish there were a magic pill you could take to eliminate your pain? While there may not be such a pill, Duck Lim, MD, and his dedicated staff offer a quick, effective alternative: pain injection treatment. With a single injection, you can significantly reduce your pain levels so you can get back to enjoying your life. For more information, call or request your appointment at Valley Medical Center: Duck Lim, MD, in Granada Hills, California, today.

Pain Injection Treatment Q & A

What is pain injection treatment?

For years, medical professionals have been developing more effective, targeted ways to treat pain. Injectable pain treatments are one of the fastest, least invasive ways to minimize your symptoms. By injecting a potent combination of steroids, vitamins, and anesthetics directly into the area that’s causing you pain, Dr. Lim can give you relief from the pain.

If you’ve been feeling limited by chronic or acute pain, this treatment could be right for you. It’s a targeted approach that gives you immediate relief while allowing your body to heal the pain.

How do steroid injections work?

Steroid injections, also known as cortisone shots, are a proven way to relieve pain. These shots are usually made of corticosteroid and a local anesthetic. The local anesthetic numbs you, giving you immediate pain relief, while the corticosteroid relieves inflammation, which is likely the root of your pain. Unlike many other providers, Dr. Lim also adds vitamins into the injection to empower your body to heal itself.

Steroid injections can be effective in a wide range of locations throughout your body. They are generally injected into the joints, including the joints in the:

  • Knee
  • Elbow
  • Shoulder
  • Hip
  • Spine
  • Wrist
  • Hands
  • Feet

What can I expect during my pain injection treatment?

Your pain injection treatment will be much like any other shot. To minimize your discomfort, Dr. Lim can apply a topical numbing agent. The injection itself will be quick and, because of the anesthetic in the injection itself, should start to work for your pain almost immediately.

Are pain injections treatments safe?

Dr. Lim is extremely experienced at administering these treatments. The individual injection is a very safe and effective pain treatment. However, Dr. Lim takes a cautious approach in his treatment protocol due to some evidence regarding the potential effects of multiple consecutive corticosteroid injections, which some studies suggest may cause the deterioration of cartilage. As a result, Dr. Lim may limit the number of injections you can receive in any given year to protect the integrity of your joint and your overall health.

If you have been living with acute or chronic pain and would like to find out if pain injection treatment could be right for you, contact Valley Medical Center: Duck Lim, MD, today.