Chronic Pain Testing & Injections in Wappingers Falls, NY

Chronic Pain is something that can affect your overall quality of life. In order to relieve your pain symptoms, we need to find out what is causing it in the first place. Hoon J. Park M.D. may conduct tests that help us diagnose and isolate what may be causing your pain. There are several tests we can conduct and injections we may recommend for relief.
  • EMG (Nerve Conduction Tests):
  • SYNVISC & ORTHOVISC Joint Injections:
  • CORTISONE INJECTIONS: (Corticosteroid Injection) of Soft Tissues & Joints:
  • EPIDURAL LUMBAR INJECTIONS with Fluoroscopic Guidance:
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EMG (Nerve Conduction Tests)

Pain in your neck and back may be caused by damaged nerves. In order to determine if you have nerve damage Dr. Hoon J Park, MD can conduct an EMG (Electromyorgam) study.
EMG testing can aid in finding diseases that damage muscle tissue, nerves, or the junctions between nerve and muscle. These problems may include a herniated disc, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or myasthenia gravis (MG).
EMG testing can also help find the cause of weakness, paralysis, or muscle twitching. Problems in a muscle, the nerves supplying a muscle, the spinal cord, or the area of the brain that controls a muscle can cause these symptoms. The EMG does not show brain or spinal cord diseases.
Nerve conduction tests can also help find problems related to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

SYNVISC & ORTHOVISC Joint Injections:

When exercise and simple pain medications are no longer effectively managing your shoulder and knee pain caused by osteoarthritis, ORTHOVISC® may be the answer.
ORTHOVISC® (High Molecular Weight Hyaluronan) is the only FDA-approved treatment made from ultra-pure hyaluronan, a naturally occurring lubricant found in healthy knee joints. This knee pain injection provides up to six months of pain relief. ORTHOVISC is made from bacterial cells and does not come from avian sources. This means that ORTHOVISC® will not cause an allergic reaction if you suffer from avian allergies.

CORTISONE INJECTIONS: (Corticosteroid Injection) of Soft Tissues & Joints

Corticosteroids are a class of medications that are related to cortisone. Medications of this class reduce inflammation powerfully. They are used to reduce inflammation caused by a variety of diseases. Cortisone is one type of corticosteroid. For these questions and answers, "cortisone" is used interchangeably with "corticosteroid."
Cortisone injections can be used to treat the inflammation of small areas of the body (local injections) or they can be used to treat inflammation that is widespread throughout the body (systemic injections). Examples of conditions for which local cortisone injections are used include inflammation of a bursa (bursitis), a tendon (tendonitis), and a joint (arthritis). Systemic corticosteroid injections are used for conditions such as allergic reactions, asthma, and rheumatoid arthritis affecting many joints.

EPIDURAL LUMBAR INJECTIONS with Fluoroscopic Guidance:

An epidural steroid injection (ESI) is a combination of a corticosteroid with a local anesthetic pain relief medicine. Corticosteroids are strong anti-inflammatory medicines. Relieving swelling and inflammation can take pressure off nerves and other soft tissues, which can relieve pain. The local anesthetic medicine helps give you immediate pain relief. Corticosteroid medicines take longer to have an effect.
Within the spinal canal, an ESI is injected into the space around the spinal cord and nerve roots (epidural space).
ESIs sometimes are used to treat pain and inflammation from pressure on spinal nerve roots. ESI is usually not tried unless symptoms caused by lumbar spinal stenosis have not responded to other nonsurgical treatment.