Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
Epidural steroid injections include a long-lasting steroid and a local anesthetic. The steroid reduces the inflammation and irritation and the anesthetic interrupts the pain signal transmission. The medicine is then distributed throughout the spine to reduce inflammation and irritation. The entire procedure usually takes less than fifteen minutes.
Epidural steroid injections are simple and safe procedures. They are done under x-ray guidance and with light sedation. Patients are normally released after 1-2 hours and can return to their normal work and activities the next day, if sedation is used.
Spinal conditions commonly treated with epidural steroid injections normally involve pain caused by the following:
Other conditions can be treated with epidural steroid injections include:
Before surgical spine treatment is considered, we will exhaust conservative, non-surgical spine treatment options first. Our advanced diagnostic and pain mapping techniques enable us to ensure precise diagnosis, which is one of the most important factors towards effective treatment of your pain.