Cortisone is a form of steroid. Cortisone injections decrease inflammation and are used to relieve joint pain, tendonitis and bursitis. At Truong Rehabilitation Center, all Cortisone Injections are performed with ultrasound guidance for precision, resulting in increased effectiveness, fewer adverse effects, less needle pain and require less medication.
Cortisone Injections are a common treatment for low back or leg pain. In use since 1952, these injections are still an integral part of the non-surgical management of sciatica, low back pain, and arthritis joint pain. The goal of the injection is pain relief. At times the injection alone is sufficient to provide relief, but commonly a cortisone injection is used in combination with a comprehensive rehabilitation program to provide additional benefit. While the effects of the injection tend to be temporary (providing relief from pain from one week to one year), an injection can provide sufficient pain relief to allow a patient to progress with a rehabilitative stretching and exercise program. If the initial injection is effective, the patient may have up to three in a one-year period.