Epidural Steroid Injections

What are Epidural Steroid Injections?

Epidural Steroid Injections are temporary pain relief solutions performed by pain management healthcare providers using a local anesthetic, saline, and steroid.

  1. The procedure is done in office.
  2. The physician cleans the area with an antiseptic and uses a topical numbing cream to reduce pain during injection.
  3. Using MRI or CT, the physician performs a fluoroscopically guided procedure to ensure an accurate injection.
  4. A combination of saline, steroid, and a local anesthetic are injected into the site of pain.
  5. The needle is removed and the injection site is bandaged

Potential risks from injection, anesthetic, and steroid medication.

  • Anxiety
  • Sleeplessness
  • Headache
  • Increase in pain
  • High Blood Sugar
  • Fever after injection
  • Immune system suppression
  • Arthritis of the hips
  • Cataracts
  • Facial flushing
  • Very low risk of infection at the injection site
  • Minimal bleeding
  • Nerve damage
  • In extremely rare cases, Dural puncture (wet tap)

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Osteoarthritis is swelling as the result of degenerative arthritis due to aging that can cause tenderness and loss of motion.

Lumbar Herniated Disc a condition where the inner gelatinous material leaks out the inside of the disc in the spine causing numbness and radiating pain.

Degenerative Disc Disease is the slow deterioration of the spinal discs as the result of aging.

Spinal Stenosis is a condition where the spinal cord is compressed by a narrowing spinal column.

Secondary Cancer Symptoms is the presence of a benign or malignant tumor on the lumbar region of the spine that can affect nerves causing pain.

Types Of Injections

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