EPIDURAL STEROID INJECTION
An epidural steroid injection (ESI) is a minimally invasive procedure that can help relieve neck, arm, back and leg pain caused by inflammation or pressure on the nerve roots leading out of the spine.
WHAT IS AN EPIDURAL STEROID INJECTION?
Using X-ray and contrast dye for guidance, the physician uses a thin needle to inject a mixture of local anesthetic and steroid medication into the epidural space — the area between the inner surface of the bony vertebral column and the outer, sleeve-like covering (the dura) of the spinal cord.
Epidural steroid injections are typically performed without sedation, however, it can be administered for patient anxiety and comfort. The procedure takes about 30 minutes and may need to be repeated up to three times per year.
Wondering if an epidural steroid injection can address your painful condition? Take our 30 second online Pain Assessment Tool to find out. One of our qualified team members will be in touch within one business day to discuss your pain.
WHO CAN GET AN EPIDURAL STEROID INJECTION?
Epidural steroid injections may be performed to relieve neck, arm, back and leg pain caused by a variety of conditions, such as spinal stenosis, spondylolysis, sciatica, disc degeneration, disc herniation and failed back syndrome.
If you suspect an epidural steroid injection might be a solution for you, take our short Treatment Assessment Tool to tell us a little about what, if anything, you've tried to treat your pain. One of our qualified team members will be in touch within one business day to discuss possible treatment options.