Epidural Steroid Injections
Cervical Epidural Steroid Injections (Neck)
This injection relieves pain in the neck, shoulders, and arms caused by a pinched nerve
(or nerves) in the cervical spine.
Conditions such as herniated discs, spinal stenosis, or radiculopathy can compress nerves, causing inflammation and pain. The medication injected helps decrease the swelling of nerves.
Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injections (Upper Back)
This outpatient procedure is an injection performed to relieve pain in the upper back.
The patient sits or lies down to expose the back. The back is cleaned and sterilized, and a local anesthetic is administered to numb the tissue of the injection site down to the spinal column.
Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injections (Lower Back)
This injection procedure is performed to relieve low back and radiating leg pain. Steroid medication can reduce the swelling and inflammation caused by spinal conditions.
Caudal Epidural Steroid Injections
This outpatient procedure is an injection of a steroid-anesthetic medication through an opening in the sacrum. The medication can reduce swelling and inflammation of irritated spinal nerves. The injection takes only a few minutes to complete.
In preparation for the procedure, the patient lies face down. A cushion is placed under the abdomen to elevate the sacrum.