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Pain Injections

Interventional Pain Management Specialists located in Legacy Office Park, Norman, OK


If you suffer from chronic (ongoing) pain and need relief, visit the Interventional Pain Center in Norman, Oklahoma. Anesthesiologist and fellowship-trained interventional pain medicine physician James Stephens, DO, offers an array of pain injections to relieve your discomfort and enhance your quality of life. Schedule an appointment by phone or request one online today.

Pain Injections Q & A

What are pain injections?

Pain injections at Interventional Pain Center are injections containing pain-reducing medication. The injections work in various ways and dramatically reduce bothersome discomfort without invasive procedures. 

Dr. Stephens is highly skilled, with many years of experience treating patients with pain injections. He offers corticosteroid injections, hyaluronic acid injections, nerve blocks, and many other injections.

When might I need injections for pain?

Pain injections help reduce discomfort caused by:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Joint discomfort
  • Sciatica
  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Arthritis
  • Whiplash discomfort
  • Cancer pain
  • Neuropathy (nerve pain)
  • Spinal irregularities 

The above is only a partial list of the conditions pain injections treat. 

Pain injections may help block pain signals, reduce inflammation, increase joint lubrication, and improve your overall quality of life. Visit the Interventional Pain Center to discuss whether they may be a good option for treating your pain-causing condition.

What are the benefits of pain injections?

The advantages of pain injections at Interventional Pain Center include:

  • Less inflammation
  • Reduced discomfort
  • Diminished joint pain
  • Reduced spine pain
  • Better flexibility 
  • Improved mobility
  • Better quality of life

There’s no significant downtime required after undergoing pain injections. Dr. Stephens uses the most advanced injections and cutting-edge methods available to ensure superior results. 

Are pain injections right for me?

Dr. Stephens reviews your medical history and symptoms to determine if you’re a candidate for pain injections. He also completes a physical exam and may order blood testing, imaging procedures, or additional diagnostic tests before customizing a treatment plan.

What should I expect during pain injections?

During pain injections at the Interventional Pain Center, you relax on a comfortable exam table. Your provider numbs the treatment area to enhance your comfort. Using imaging guidance if necessary, Dr. Stephens gently inserts pain injections into targeted tissues to block nerve impulses, reduce inflammation, or ease pain in other ways.

After the procedure, take it easy. You may feel better right away, with continued improvements appearing over time. In addition to pain injections, Interventional Pain Center offers:

  • Medications 
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Nerve ablation
  • Intrathecal pain pumps for cancer pain
  • Spinal fusion
  • Vertebral augmentation
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • The Vertiflex™ Superion®
  • Sacroiliac (SI) joint fusion
  • Minimally invasive surgeries

Dr. Stephens tailors each treatment plan to your personalized needs and follows up with you to ensure outstanding results. He lets you know if you need additional injections and when to schedule them.

Call the Interventional Pain Center office to learn more about pain injections, or schedule an appointment online today.