BACK PAIN TREATMENT NEWCASTLE

PRIVATE ULTRASOUND DIAGNOSIS SCAN AND TREATMENT IN NEWCASTLE OFFERING SAME DAY ULTRASOUND-GUIDED SPINAL INJECTIONS

PRIVATE BACK PAIN TREATMENT NEWCASTLE

Are you suffering from back pain? Musculoskeletal specialists at ‘Joint Care Clinics Newcastle’ can offer the following private ultrasound-guided spinal injections, at our outpatient clinic in Newcastle. We use an ultrasound diagnostic scanner to pinpoint the area of pain, for a more accurate diagnosis and tailor-made treatment.

Joint Care Clinics are HCPC-registered and members of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. and the Society of Radiographers.

We offer a one-stop clinic for consultation, diagnostic scans and treatment.

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Types of Spinal procedures

Musculoskeletal specialists at ‘Joint Care Clinics’ can offer the following ultrasound-guided spinal injections, at all our outpatient clinic locations.
We can offer:

  • Sacro-Iliac joint injections (SI joint pain)
  • Coccyx (or) Sacro-coccyx joint injection (coccydynia)
  • Lumbar facet joint injections ( Facet joint pain)

Ultrasound-guided spinal injections offer the following benefits, compared to the CT/Fluoroscopy guided injection:

  • Low cost
  • No radiation
  • No contrast material is used
  • Same-day injection when suitable

In addition to the above latest development in Ultrasound Imaging technology-enhanced, needle visualisation has increased the accuracy and potential for Ultra sound-guided procedures, especially in the musculoskeletal field.

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ULTRASOUND GUIDED INJECTIONS
Darren Gough Cricketer

"Having played professional sport from 1989-2008 I’ve amassed plenty of aches and pains after numerous operations. I’ve been around the world and seen some of the best Doctors and surgeons out there, and Ram has been right up there with his care and skill. Never in a rush, he’s kind, compassionate and very professional. Not only helped me with knee and shoulder pain, he’s also treated my wife for elbow pain. My son is now going to see him as he’s seen a difference in how his parents are moving. Thanks for all your help, Darren Gough and Anna Gough"

 

Darren Gough - English Cricket Player

ULTRASOUND GUIDED INJECTIONS FAQS

How long does a spinal ultrasound guided injection take?

This will vary depending on the area and other factors, but an assessment, scan & ultrasound-guided injection will generally take around 60 minutes. Ultrasound-guided injection alone is done in a few seconds. Injection alone is carried out in a few seconds.

Are ultrasound guided injections painful?

Discomfort from the needle insertion can be minimised by using local anaesthesia using a very fine small needle. Ram is experienced and carried out more than 30,000 Ultrasound guided injections so far. He routinely treats complex patients and patients with needle phobia, through the technique he developed through his experience.

What is an ultrasound guided cortisone / Steroid / Corticosteroid injection?

A cortisone injection is also known as a Corticosteroid injection or steroid injection. This is a strong anti-inflammatory medication is used for many inflammatory and arthritis conditions to control pain, swelling, stiffness and improve function. Corticosteroid injections are NOT the same used by bodybuilders use. Corticosteroid injections do not cause weight gain.  To find out more please visit our ultrasound-guided steroid injections page from the ‘Types of Guided injection’ menu on the top.

Always, consider having the Steroid injections under ultrasound guidance for accuracy.

What is an ultrasound guided hyaluronic acid (HA) injection?

HA injection is also known as Gel injection or Lubricant injection. This viscosupplementation injection is a natural component of synovial fluid. This tends to increase joint fluid viscosity and restores joint lubrication. Hence, acts as a shock absorber to control the joint /tendon symptoms. Limits further damage to the joint and delays or avoids the need for surgery. Also, helps to enjoy your daily activities or your preferred hobbies. To find out more please visit our  GUIDED ULTRASOUND HYALURONIC ACID INJECTIONS page from the ‘Types of Guided injection’ menu on the top.

These injections are very popular, especially for knee joint pain. Any number of injections can be taken in a given period, due to minimal or no side effects from these injections. Usually, a course of 3 Injections is preferred, though some may do well just with an injection per year 9 we have patients managing just with 1/year.

What is an ultrasound guided PRP injection?

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections are rich in growth factors (help in repairing the cell and its growth)  and prepared from the patient’s own blood. Separated growth factors from the patient’s blood are injected back into the affected area of the same patient. PRP’s ability to heal and even regenerate injured or ageing tendons, ligaments and joints, provides some patients with an alternative to surgery. PRP therapy may reduce the required healing time for the injuries ( especially for sports injuries and early Arthritis ); otherwise, athletes/ sports professionals may require longer periods of rest from their sports-related activities.  To read more please visit our Ultrasound Guided PRP page.

Always, consider having the PRP injections under ultrasound guidance for accuracy.

can i drive after an injection

You will not be able to drive immediately after the procedure. Bring someone with you Or use another form of transport to return home. This is mainly due to your driving license policy, rather than injection efficacy. The majority of the motor insurance policies will not allow you to drive for 3-5 hours after the injection with Local Anesthesia.

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What should i expect after an injection into my back?

After the injection, you may feel pain-free for a couple of hours due to Local anaesthesia. However, pain returns after 2 hours, you may even feel more pain for a couple of days due to bruising pain. Usually, you should start feeling better from the third day onwards. Pain relief from the steroid injection may take 1 to 2 weeks.

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How to manage bruising pain?

Discomfort from the needle insertion can be minimised by using an ice pack (wrapped in a towel, to minimise the risk of frostbite from direct skin contact) to the area of treatment. 3-4 times a day and 10-15 minutes at each time.

Will i always feel 100% pain free?

We can accurately inject the treatment area. However, pain relief depends on several factors, such as the severity of the problem, body response to the steroid injection, rest period following an injection, rehabilitation and exposure to the risk factors.

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how many injections can i receive?

Corticosteroid Injections: 3 or 4 per treatment area/year.

Hyaluronic Acid: no limit as long as you are benefiting.

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a course of 3, which you can repeat as you like. 

 

What conditions can be treated?

Arthritis, Tendinopathies, Ligament, Muscle and Nerve related problems. We also offer trigger point injections for persistent pain (usually a course of 2-5 is effective).

What is the cost of a private steroid injection at one of your UK Clinics?

The cost of steroid injections may vary depending on the area and how many are required. More than one injection in the same appointment attracts an additional discount.

Please see our prices page for a full breakdown of costs.

Richard Kilty

"My name is Richard Kilty, I am the current captain of the British athletics team. World 60m champion, double European 60m champion & European 4x100m relay record holder. I have been using Ram Rachaputi for many years now. I have used many of his different treatments for my performance, injuries & general training recovery. I have always had huge success after seeing ram. He is truly world class at what he does. I will continue to work with ram all the way throughout my career and will be forever grateful for his precise and incredible work"

 

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NEWCASTLE clinic

Joint Care Clinics @Dr Matla Clinic

Old Brewery Court, Starbeck Ave

Jesmond

Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 1XG

 

Phone: 0333 444 2013 

AREAS COVERED FOR BACK PAIN TREATMENT

We cover a wide area throughout the North East of England, we have many people travel to our clinic in Jesmond Newcastle from areas: Tyne & Wear, Gateshead, Hartlepool, Sunderland, Durham, Cumbria, Northumberland, Stockton on Tees, Darlington and Carlisle.