Epidural Steroid Injections
An Epidural Injection is an interventional procedure done to reduce pain and inflammation in the spine. Many different spinal issues can cause pain, including vertebral disc disease, nerve impingement, joint arthritis and spinal stenosis. Epidural Injections can help relieve pain caused by these types of issues.
Our physicians use fluoroscopic guidance to position the needles in the epidural space. The placement is confirmed using contrast dye; this ensures that the medications will be in the proper location to relieve pain. Once the needle position is verified, the medication is injected. Steroids and local anesthetics are usually the medications used.
Spine pain is caused by inflammation of the spine and surrounding structures. the combination of local anesthetics and steroids is used to reduce inflammation which then reduces pain. The medications used have been proven safe and effective.