Medial Branch and Facet Blocks

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There are a few types of blocks available at Peak Health and Wellness, so how can you understand the differences between them? Two of the most common are facet blocks and medial branch blocks. A facet block is an injection of anesthetic combined with a steroid into a spinal joint. A medial branch block is pretty similar, except the medication is … Read More

Joint Injections for Pain

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Joint injections are one of the most common procedures at Peak Health and Wellness, and even though they might seem straightforward there are still some foundational things you should know. For starters, not all joint injections are the same. They may use different drugs based on your type of pain, and the most common steroids used are hydrocortisone, triamcinolone, and methylprednisolone (they … Read More

Can You Get Injections in Any Joint?

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Knee Joint Injections Utah

Yes! Peak Health and Wellness offers injections in any joint of the body if a detailed evaluation with our pain specialists determines that injections might be helpful in minimizing your pain. These injections are non-surgical and minimally invasive. They’re also relatively comfortable because they involve an injection of both an anesthetic to numb the area along with a corticosteroid. Our joints … Read More

Alarming Rise in Sports Injuries in Utah During Covid-19 Pandemic

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Sports Injuries in Utah

You might think a pandemic would decrease the number of sports injuries since teams are no longer practicing and playing like they used to, but that isn’t the case. Peak Health and Wellness has seen an increase in sports injuries since the pandemic began. This is because people are rightfully avoiding the gym, in-person coaches, and personal trainers in favor of working out by … Read More

Epidural injections aren’t just for women in labor

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Utah Back Pain

The word “epidural” often makes people think of a woman giving birth, but the reality is that epidural injections can help reduce pain in a number of situations. It’s one of the most popular pain management tools at Peak Health and Wellness. Epidurals might be associated with childbirth, but these injections were not initially invented strictly for those in labor. The very … Read More

Epidurals in Utah – Not Just for pregnancy

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Epidurals in Utah

Contrary to popular belief, an epidural injection isn’t just for those in labor. Peak Health and Wellness offers epidural injections as a type of joint injection used to minimize all types of pain in the back, arms, legs, and neck. Pain in these areas is often caused by an inflamed spinal nerve, perhaps from disc herniation or spinal stenosis. A Utah epidural … Read More

Physical Therapy Sessions are Improved with Sympathetic Blocks

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Many health care providers believe that a sympathetic nerve block is an effective way to manage chronic pain. This therapy is designed to target your sympathetic nervous system, which is a series of nerves spreading out from the spine to the rest of your body. The nerves control a number of involuntary functions, such as sweating, blood flow, and even digestion. … Read More