Epidural Steroid Injection

An epidural steroid injection is performed to help reduce pain stemming from the spine and its associated nerves. These injections can be performed at different levels of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine. The injections may provide relief for weeks to months. In some cases, patients may need more than one injection to obtain maximal pain relief. The procedure is done using x-ray guidance. A mixture of steroids and local anesthetic is applied in order to decrease inflammation of the irritated spinal nerves.

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