A lumbar epidural steroid injection (ESI) is a small dose injection of anti-inflammatory medication (called a glucocorticoid) into the lower back to relieve pain in your legs or lower back. The medication is injected into an area of fatty tissue surrounding the spinal nerves called the epidural space. By reducing inflammation, an ESI can help reduce your pain. An ESI can be both a treatment and a way to diagnose a specific nerve root problem when there is a question.
The goal is to reduce pain so that you may resume normal activities and a physical therapy program. This pain relief can even last for years. The goal is to reduce pain so that you may resume normal activities and a physical therapy program.Request Appointment
Conditions such as herniated discs, spinal stenosis or arthritis can compress and pinch nerves, causing inflammation and pain. Cervical epidural steroid injection procedures are injections administered to relieve pain in the neck, shoulders, and arms caused by a pinched nerve or inflamed nerve(s) in the cervical spine. The cervical epidural steroid injection procedure involves injections into the surrounding area that help with pinched nerve pain management and decrease the swelling of the inflamed or pinched nerve(s), in addition to reducing inflammation.Request Appointment
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