Bursa injection therapy begins as the doctors at The Pain & Spine Center use a local anesthetic that numbs the injection site and minimizes injection pain. Once the area has become numb, the injection is inserted into the inflamed area of the body.
The minimally invasive procedure is administered in the office and takes only a few minutes to complete. Patients remain conscious through the injection and are released immediately following. Most patients will feel immediate relief as a result of the anesthetic, but the pain will likely return shortly thereafter. However, as the steroid medication is released into the afflicted area and takes effect, the bursa pain should subside.