New York, NY (PRWEB) May 09, 2013
Dr. Stephanie Webb, a NYC-based Doctor of Osteopathy who specializes in non-surgical pain relief therapies, is pleased to present a remarkable solution for hip and lower back pain caused by sacroiliac joint dysfunction. Sacroiliac (SI) joint injections are a safe and proven method to eradicate pain at its source and allow the patient to recover mobility, flexibility, and the ability to permanently heal and avoid future discomfort and aches in the lower back and hip area.
SI joint dysfunction can be caused by any condition that elicits an imbalance in the SI joint – including injury, pregnancy, osteoarthritis, irregular sitting or walking patterns, advanced age, obesity, and more. SI joint dysfunction manifests in the form of pain in the hip and lower back area, which can be limited to the SI joint area as well as extend to the lumbar spine, buttock, and down the leg. Because the SI joint’s function is to accept and distribute weight from the upper body to the lower extremities, it is susceptible to injury if it is tasked with excessive weight or pressure. When this occurs, the ligaments and nerves of the SI joint are affected by inflammation and impingement, which can result in loss of normal function and pain – which can become severe and immobilizing if not promptly treated.
As an expert in pain management, Dr. Webb has helped countless patients achieve long-term pain relief caused by SI joint dysfunction. The SI joint injection procedure is simple and provides prompt relief, enabling the patient to resume everyday activities and engage in the required treatment protocols to permanently correct the dysfunction and eradicate future discomfort and pain. The process lasts approximately 20 minutes and is performed under local anesthesia to ensure the patient’s comfort. After sanitizing the skin, Dr. Webb utilizes a sophisticated ultrasound device that produces a live image of the tissue to be treated and allows her to precisely locate the area where medication will be deposited. The anti-inflammatory solution is injected directly into the tissue of the SI joint via a sterile needle, instantly reducing inflammation in the area as well as blocking the painful stimuli produced by the affected nerves, resulting in an immediate and dramatic decrease in pain.
The effects of Dr. Webb’s SI joint injections last for several months and enable the patient to engage in physical therapy and chiropractic care, which are highly effective non-surgical treatment protocols that address the root cause of pain and provide permanent relief and wellness, and are offered by Dr. Webb’s physical rehabilitation team. If necessary, SI joint injections can be applied up to 3 times per year in order to extend pain relief while the patient undergoes treatment for SI joint dysfunction.
About Dr. Stephanie Webb, D.O.
A NYC-based Doctor of Osteopathy, Dr. Webb is a board-certified physician trained in the disciplines of Interventional Spine and Pain Management, as well as Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. After obtaining her doctorate from the acclaimed New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Webb interned at North Shore Long Island Jewish Hospital in Plainview, NY and was a fellow at Florida Spine Institute. Dr. Webb currently serves as the principal medical practitioner at Living Well Medical, a top-rated physical rehabilitation facility in New York City.
About Living Well Medical
Located in downtown NYC’s renowned NoHo neighborhood, Living Well Medical is a premiere physical rehabilitation facility that specializes in non-surgical therapies and pain management. Staffed by a board-certified medical doctor, chiropractors, physical therapists, massage therapists, an acupuncturist, and a neurologist, Living Well Medical assists patients who experience spinal issues, back pain, arthritis, bodily traumas, and common conditions such as sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, and more. Living Well Medical is committed to providing the latest advancements in sports medicine and corrective care using safe and effective treatment protocols and state-of-the-art equipment. For further information on the practice and range of services offered, please visit http://www.livingwellnewyork.com.