Injections

Joseph D. Fortin, D.O. -  - Interventional Pain Management

Spine Technology and Rehabilitation

Joseph D. Fortin, D.O.

Interventional Pain Management & Regenerative Medicine & Stem Cell Specialist located in Fort Wayne, IN

If you’re suffering from pain, you might be able to benefit from pain management injections. This treatment reduces pain symptoms and improves your ability to participate in physical therapy. These injections are also used to identify the underlying cause of your pain. At Spine Technology and Rehabilitation in Fort Wayne, Indiana, interventional pain management specialist Joseph Fortin, DO, offers all types of injections to ease the pain. To learn more about pain-management injections, contact the office today by phone or online.

Injections

What types of injections are available?

At Spine Technology and Rehabilitation, Dr. Fortin is an experienced interventional pain management physician who provides all types of injections to treat pain.

Injections he offers include:

Epidural steroid injection

An epidural steroid injection is one of the most common pain-fighting injections. During the injection, Dr. Fortin delivers a potent corticosteroid into your spine to reduce swelling and inflammation.

Your epidural steroid injection can offer pain relief for weeks or months, allowing you to participate in physical therapy without making your pain condition worse. Dr. Fortin can repeat the injections as needed.

Sacroiliac joint injection

Dr. Fortin can recommend a sacroiliac joint injection if you’re experiencing pain in your lower back, buttocks, or legs. The injection contains an anesthetic and steroid to reduce pain and inflammation.

Nerve block

Dr. Fortin uses nerve block injections to either ease your pain or identify its source. The nerve block contains an anesthetic and a steroid.

Dr. Fortin injects the medication using guided imagery into or near the nerves suspected to be causing your pain.

Joint and soft tissue injections

For joint conditions or soft-tissue injuries, Dr. Fortin offers an injection to ease pain, inflammation, and swelling.

Regenerative medicine

Dr. Fortin offers innovative regenerative medicine injections, including stem cell therapy and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy. He’ll recommend regenerative medicine treatments to support healing and provide long-term pain relief.

Am I a good candidate for injections?

Dr. Fortin is an experienced interventional pain management physician. He determines if you’re a good candidate for injections based on his broad and in-depth knowledge of the field. Dr. Fortin calls himself a pain detective. He works hard to find the root cause of your pain so that he can provide treatments that fix it.

Injections can help find the cause of your pain or provide the relief you need to participate in other therapies.

What happens during an injections appointment?

The details of your injections depend on the type of injection you need. Dr. Fortin reviews what you can expect during your consultation so that you know how to prepare. To ensure the accuracy of your injections, Dr. Fortin uses guided imagery like fluoroscopy or an MRI during your treatment.

To discuss the use of injections for your pain condition, call Spine Technology and Rehabilitation or request an appointment online today.