Injections Relieve Pain Without Masking Symptoms [Video]

Ask the Expert: Injections Video Series

About the video: Is the injection masking my symptoms?

Learn about how injections work to relieve the pain without masking the symptoms. Featuring Summit Orthopedics expert Andrew Clary, D.O.

Meet Dr. Andrew Clary

Dr. Clary’s approach: “I want to learn about you, your interests, and help you get back to the life you want to live.”

Dr. Clary’s background: Dr. Clary completed his undergraduate studies in Cleveland, OH at Case Western Reserve University. After earning his medical degree at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, PA, he attended the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center for both an Anesthesiology-focused residency and an Interventional Pain Medicine fellowship.

Summit Orthopedics offers comprehensive spine expertise

Our back specialists diagnose spine problems and design custom treatment plans built on a conservative, nonsurgical approach. Most patients find relief through treatments including guided injections, specialized physical therapy, biofeedback, exercise, activity modification, and medication. When conservative care does not relieve symptoms, our highly skilled surgeons offer proven, evidence-based surgical options. Together with you, we will determine the right course of action.

Start your journey to a healthy spine. Find your spine expert, request an appointment online, or call us at (651) 968–5201 to schedule a spine consultation.

Summit has convenient locations across the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area, serving Minnesota and western Wisconsin. We have state-of-the-art centers for comprehensive orthopedic care in Eagan, MNPlymouth, MNVadnais Heights, MN, and Woodbury, MN, as well as additional community clinics throughout the metro and southern Minnesota.

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Video Transcription

Depending on a type of injection we do, we hope for prolonged relief, whether it’s symptomatic relief or actually healing the problem underneath. Oftentimes, the procedures that we do in our specialty are to palliate or to treat symptoms and to calm down the symptoms of pain so that you can get your function back and get your life back. In which case, sometimes, it’s the body healing itself, and we’re basically trying to give you that chance.

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