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Epidural Steroid Injections
Epidural steroid injections (ESIs) are a common non-surgical treatment option for back pain, neck pain, arm pain, leg pain, sciatica that is caused by nerve irritation.
ESIs deliver steroids (a powerful anti-inflammatory) directly to the affected nerve root as a means of reducing inflammation. With a positive injection, patients will have pain relief from their symptoms.
Pain caused by these specific conditions can often be helped by epidural steroid injections
- Spinal Stenosis
- Cysts in the facet joint or nerve root that expand and compress spine structures
- Disc Disease
Lumbar Epidural Injection
Lumbar Transforaminal Injection
Cervical Transforaminal Injection
Epidural Steroid Injection Procedure
- The patient lies on a treatment table.
- The provider numbs the point of injection with a local anesthetic similar to what a dentist uses.
- To find the exact spot in the epidural space on the spine where the injection needs to be placed, the provider uses live x-ray or ultrasound to guide the needle into the proper location.
- The provider then injects the steroid solution, which is typically 2 to 10 milliliters of fluid.
- The patient will be required to have transportation arranged due to possible effects of the numbing medication.