Raleigh Spine and Pain Center
Daljit S Buttar, MD
Interventional Pain Management Physician & Headache Specialist located in Raleigh, NC & Charlotte, NC
If you struggle with spine degeneration, pain, or an injury and want relief, skilled interventional pain management physician Daljit S. Buttar, MD, and his staff are here for you. At Raleigh Spine and Pain Center in Raleigh and Charlotte, North Carolina, they offer spinal injections to reduce inflammation, diminish pain, and speed up healing. Call the Raleigh Spine and Pain Center office to book an appointment or schedule one online today.
Spinal Injections Q&A
What are spinal injections?
Spine injections at Raleigh Spine and Pain Center include advanced, minimally invasive, precise procedures that Dr. Buttar performs in his state-of-the-art, office-based procedure suite with fluoroscopic guidance for needle placement.
What are common causes of spine pain?
Spinal injections treat temporary or ongoing spine pain due to:
- Disc disorders
- Facet joint pain
- Nerve root pain
- Scar tissue discomfort
- Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
Raleigh Spine and Pain Center specialists use the latest innovative technologies and procedures to relieve spine pain in a comfortable, welcoming setting.
What are the symptoms of spine pain?
Spine pain could present as one or more of the following symptoms:
- Decreased range of motion
- Diminished mobility
- Dull aching
- Chest, arm, or leg pain
- Poor posture
- Muscle spasms
- Radiating pain
- Shooting discomfort
- Sharp pain
The type of pain you have and its severity helps Dr. Buttar determine which spinal injections best match your needs.
Which spinal injections are best for me?
To find out if you’re a candidate for spinal injections, Dr. Buttar reviews your symptoms and medical history with you. He checks your vital signs, completes a physical exam, and may order blood tests, X-rays, CT scans, MRIs, or other imaging procedures before making a diagnosis.
Which spinal injections are available?
Some of the many spinal injections available at Raleigh Spine and Pain Center include:
Regenerative medicine uses stem cells and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) from your blood to stimulate new cell generation and enhance your body’s natural healing ability.
Steroid injections reduce spinal inflammation and discomfort.
Raleigh Spine and Pain Center offers cervical epidural steroid injections to alleviate neck pain, caudal steroid injections to reduce back pain, lumbar transforaminal epidural steroid injections for back pain relief, sacroiliac joint steroid injections, cervical transforaminal epidural steroid injections, and thoracic epidural steroid injections.
The practice offers RACZ caudal neurolysis that uses an anesthetic and steroids to diminish painful scarring.
Your spine specialists use epidural injections that contain anesthetic to relieve spine pain. Examples include lumbar sympathetic blocks, other nerve blocks, facet joint injections to reduce neck and back pain, and more.
Radiofrequency ablation uses heat to diminish pain signals. Raleigh Spine and Pain Center offers lumbar radiofrequency rhizotomy, cervical facet radiofrequency rhizotomy, and thoracic facet radiofrequency rhizotomy to alleviate spinal discomfort.
Intradiscal electrothermal therapy (IDET)
During IDET, your spine specialist heats nerves and repairs discs using a catheter and a special temperature-controlled device.
During vertebroplasty, your spine specialist uses special cement to repair spine fractures and the pain they cause.
Right before each spinal injection, Dr. Buttar and his staff numb the treatment area to eliminate discomfort. They can also offer a sedative to help you feel more relaxed. Dr. Buttar uses X-ray guidance to ensure he injects the right areas within or near your spine to provide the superior pain relief you desire.
To learn more about spinal injections available at Raleigh Spine and Pain Center and find out if they’re right for you, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.