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Injections Specialist

Kenneth J Eaddy, MD

Board Certified in Interventional Pain Management & Internal Medicine located in Jacksonville, FL

If you experience back, neck, or joint pain and it doesn’t respond to at-home treatments like ice or rest, interventional pain management injections can provide lasting relief. At his self-titled practice, double board-certified interventional pain management physician Kenneth J Eaddy, MD, administers several types of injections, including joint injections, epidural steroid injections, and nerve blocks. To make an appointment, call the office in Jacksonville, Florida, or click the online booking feature today.

Injections Q & A

What are injections?

Injections are a minimally invasive treatment option for various types of musculoskeletal pain. During injections, Dr. Eaddy administers medication through a needle into a specific part of your body, like a swollen joint or a torn muscle. When the medication enters your body, it provides instant relief, restoring your mobility and range of motion.

What are the types of injections?

Dr. Eaddy offers several types of injections to manage back, neck, and joint pain, including:

Epidural injections

Dr. Eaddy administers a pain-relieving medication into the epidural space around your spine during an epidural injection. The relief that an epidural injection provides lasts an average of three months. 

Joint injections

During a joint injection, Dr. Eaddy administers a pain-relieving medication into a facet joint (the bones that connect your vertebrae) or your sacroiliac joints (the bones that connect your spine to your pelvis).

Nerve root block injections

A nerve root block is a type of injection that targets a specific nerve root. Dr. Eaddy injects medication around the nerve root, relieving inflammation.

Medial branch blocks

A medial branch block is a type of injection designed to relieve pain affecting the medial branches of your spinal nerves. Dr. Eaddy regularly uses these injections to relieve chronic neck pain and headaches.

When will I experience relief from my injections?

The length of time it takes to experience pain relief following an injection depends on a variety of factors, including the severity of your symptoms, the type of injection you received, and how closely you follow Dr. Eaddy’s instructions.

Some people experience immediate relief, but it takes several days or weeks for others. To ensure a positive treatment outcome, Dr. Eaddy might also recommend physical therapy to encourage mobility and your body’s natural healing process.

What type of injections might benefit me?

The type of injection that will most benefit you depends on the type of pain you’re experiencing and the severity of your symptoms. Following a review of your medical records, a discussion of your symptoms, and a comprehensive physical exam, Dr. Eaddy can develop a custom treatment plan that aligns with your needs. 

To see if you’re a candidate for injections, make an appointment at the practice of Kenneth J Eaddy, MD by calling the nearest office or clicking the online booking feature today.