Hydrodissection services offered in Anchorage, AK

If you struggle with numbness, tingling, or burning pain due to nerve damage or injuries, help is available at Alaska Pain to Wellness Centre in Anchorage, Alaska. Pain management specialists Greg Wilkinson, PA-C, M.Ed, Steve Johnson, MD, and their skilled team offer cutting-edge hydrodissection to reduce nerve entrapment and pain. Call the office to learn more or book an appointment online today.

Hydrodissection Q&A

What is hydrodissection?

Hydrodissection is an innovative treatment that uses ultrasound guidance to treat entrapped nerves. These nerves can cause pain and other unpleasant symptoms when left untreated. Nerve hydrodissection uses injections of a special solution to release nerves from nearby tissues that place pressure on the nerves. 

What is hydrodissection used for?

The experts at Alaska Pain to Wellness Centre may recommend hydrodissection if you struggle with severe or ongoing pain:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Nerve entrapment
  • Pronator teres syndrome
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Neuropathy 
  • Morton’s neuroma
  • Other types of nerve pain

Alaska Pain to Wellness Center uses this innovative treatment in addition to many other pain-relieving methods to offer superior results with little to no downtime.

Is hydrodissection right for me?

The Alaska Pain to Wellness Center specialists let you know if you’re a candidate for hydrodissection after discussing your medical history, symptoms, and lifestyle habits. They complete a physical exam and may order nerve tests, blood tests, X-rays, MRIs, or other imaging procedures. 

Sometimes hydrodissection can replace open surgery for common causes of ongoing musculoskeletal pain. 

It reduces common symptoms of nerve compression, such as numbness, tingling, burning pain, and weakness.

What should I expect during the procedure?

During hydrodissection at Alaska Pain to Wellness Center, your provider uses ultrasound technology to guide each injection. They numb the treatment area, place the tip of the needle near an affected nerve, and inject fluid around it to free the nerve from nearby tissues. The length of time your treatment lasts varies based on the number of injections you need.

What happens after hydrodissection?

After hydrodissection, you can resume normal daily activities. You may have temporary redness, tenderness, or swelling at the treatment site. You might need just one treatment or multiple injections spaced apart over time to achieve the most pain relief. The Alaska Pain to Wellness Center team personalizes each treatment to ensure the best outcome. 

Follow up with your pain specialist when necessary. They might make changes to your pain-management plan if needed to give you long-lasting results. 

To learn more about hydrodissection at Alaska Pain to Wellness Center and find out if it’s the right procedure for you, call the office or use the online scheduler today.