Cortisone injection is a treatment used to provide pain relief for a variety of conditions such as arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome and tendonitis. Cortisone injections minimize inflammation, which decreases the body’s pain response. Cortisone injections use a synthetic (man-made) form of cortisone, a substance naturally produced by the body.
DEXA scan, or dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry scan, is a method to measure bone mineral density. Measuring a person’s bone mineral density can help determine his or her risk of a bone fracture or osteoporosis.
Infusion therapy delivers medicine through a needle or catheter. Doctors may prescribe infusion therapy when a condition cannot be treated effectively with the use of medications taken by mouth. Infusion therapy can help patients with many types of diseases. These include cancer, gastrointestinal disorders, many types of rheumatologic disorders and certain infections that are resistant to oral antibiotics.
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