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Pain Injections

Pain Injection
Injection care
Michael Jurkowich MD Pain Management New York

Dr. Michael Jurkowich

Dr. Michael R. Jurkowich is a physiatrist in Forest Hills Queens, Pain Management Specialist Now accepting new patients. New York Workers Comp, No-Fault, personal Injury, pain Injection doctor.

Choosing Pain Management Injections Rather Than Surgery

Pain Injections New York

Pain Management Injections: An Efficient Non-Surgical Approach for Conditions like Back Pain, Sciatica, and Herniated Discs. If you're new to pain relief injections, it's reassuring to learn that the New York NYPMD Spine and Rehabilitation Doctors are highly regarded in the local community for these procedures.

What Is An Injection for Pain?

A steroid injection, often referred to as ESI (Epidural Steroid Injections), is a precise treatment method that has been a staple in the medical community for decades, especially for individuals dealing with lower back pain.

The name 'Epidural Steroid Injection' stems from the process of injecting anesthetic and steroid medication into the epidural space, which surrounds the nerve roots and spinal cord.

This injection therapy aims to enhance leg and lower back mobility, allowing patients to walk better. Injection therapy is typically complemented with physical therapy, offering a proven approach to help individuals regain pain-free mobility.

When your physician deems epidural pain relief injections as a suitable treatment, your journey typically begins with a single injection. If you experience positive results, a follow-up injection may be administered once the effects of the first injection diminish.


Over the course of a 12-month treatment plan, patients may receive as many as three injections.

Common Conditions Treated With Injections.

Patients visit our CitiMedNY New York rehab centers with a diverse array of symptoms and conditions, often necessitating injection treatments to alleviate pain. These injections can effectively address lower back pain, characterized by discomfort in the lumbar region.


Treatment approaches include caudal, interlaminar, and transforaminal techniques in the lumbar, cervical, and thoracic regions.

  • Lower Back Pain: A sensation of discomfort experienced in the lumbar region.

  • Sciatica Pain: that moves from the bottom of your spine down to the buttock and back of the leg

  • Spinal Stenosis: Sometimes called spinal narrowing, pain can occur on the buttocks, legs, thighs, and back and may get worse when you stand

  • Disc Herniation: Pain is often felt in the feet, leg, arms, or back and is sometimes accompanied by spasms or weakness

  • Degenerative Disc Disease: Typically characterized by weakness or sensations of pain. Discomfort can be ongoing and may spike periodically.

What to Expect During Your Shot

After you enter our doors, you can anticipate giving information about your medical history and the reason you are seeking steroid sedatives. The chiropractor will make a physical examination, which includes seeing how well you can move and your current pain level.

Then, after assessing your condition, we will make an individualized plan for pain relief injections to serve you and your schedule best. Since no two patients are alike, there is no single method or timeframe for treatment.

They inject an anti-inflammatory medication into the epidural space around your spinal nerves somewhere along your spine depending on what's causing your pain. Approximately 50% of people experience temporary pain relief from ESIs.

Rest assured that the NYPMD New York Spine and Rehab clinic will present all options for your treatment, which we will commence within a comforting and caring environment in which you can feel relaxed.

NYPMD Spine and Rehabilitation

Whether you have lower back pain, sciatica,  herniated disc, or spinal stenosis, you’ll start to feel better once you begin a course of treatment. But you may still have questions about injections and how they can bring relief.

To discover more about our Pain Management Injection services or to make an appointment for treatment in New York or the neighboring NYC area (Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Staten Island, Long Island, and New Jersey); please contact NYPMD New York Spine and Rehabilitation at 888-982-4846 today.

Pain Injections FAQ

  • What types of diagnostic tests are commonly used for work injuries?
    The type of diagnostic tests used for work injuries depends on the nature and extent of the injury. Some common tests include X-rays, MRI scans, CT scans, and ultrasounds. These tests can help identify broken bones, soft tissue damage, and other injuries.
  • What types of diagnostic tests are commonly used for car accident injuries?
    Diagnostic tests used for car accident injuries are similar to those used for work injuries. X-rays, CT scans, MRI scans, and ultrasounds are commonly used to diagnose injuries resulting from car accidents. In addition, some people may require specialized tests such as nerve conduction studies or electromyography (EMG) to evaluate nerve damage.
  • What types of diagnostic tests are commonly used for sports injuries?
    Sports injuries are typically diagnosed using a combination of physical exams and imaging tests. X-rays, MRI scans, and CT scans are commonly used to diagnose fractures, ligament tears, and other injuries. In addition, specialized tests such as arthroscopy may be used to examine joints and diagnose specific injuries.
  • How long does it take to get the results of diagnostic tests for injuries?
    The time it takes to get results from diagnostic tests varies depending on the type of test and the facility where it is performed. X-rays may produce immediate results, while MRI and CT scans may take several days to a week. In some cases, the results may need to be reviewed by a specialist or radiologist, which can also add to the turnaround time.
  • Can diagnostic tests be used to prevent future injuries?
    iagnostic tests can be used to identify pre-existing conditions or risk factors that may increase the likelihood of future injuries. For example, an MRI scan may reveal degenerative changes in a joint that could predispose a person to future injuries. This information can be used to develop preventative measures, such as physical therapy or changes to work or athletic activities, to reduce the risk of future injuries.
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