DO I NEED EPIDURAL STEROID INJECTIONS?
Inflamed nerves are often painful and can impact your mobility, making even the simplest of movements difficult. Epidural Steroid Injections reduce inflammation in spinal nerves by injecting a medication into the epidural space of the spine. Not only can an Epidural Steroid Injection relieve radiating back pain — but they’re also an excellent option for patients who prefer a more conservative approach to relieving their symptoms.
Epidural Steroid Injections consist of a steroid medication and local anesthetic injected into the area of epidural space where nerves are inflamed and causing your pain. These injections are often used in conjunction with other non-surgical pain relief methods such as physical therapy and ice/heat therapy. While the injection’s effects tend to be temporary, they can be critical for acute pain relief especially in an overarching treatment plan.
Common spine conditions treated by Epidural Steroid Injections include:
The spine specialists at Oasis Orthopedic and Spine are ready to help you find pain relief. If you are suffering from a diagnosed spine condition that is causing back pain and other symptoms, you may need Epidural Steroid Injections. Try our treatment finder below to see if Epidural Steroid Injections are the right treatment for you.
AM I A CANDIDATE FOR EPIDURAL STEROID INJECTIONS?
An Epidural Steroid Injection is a type of injection that is used to provide immediate pain relief or to treat back and leg pain in patients who have not been able to get relief with other more conservative treatment methods.
While Epidural Steroid Injections do not provide permanent pain relief, it can provide enough pain relief to give your body time to heal or even allow you to postpone a surgical procedure.
Patients who are candidates for Epidural Steroid Injections include those who have been diagnosed with spine conditions such as sciatica, disc-related issues such as bulging or herniated, spinal stenosis, or those with back pain that radiates into the extremities. In some cases, those with failed back surgery syndrome are candidates for Epidural Steroid Injections.
To determine if you are a candidate for Epidural Steroid Injections your Oasis spine specialist will review your diagnosed spine condition, other treatment you have undergone, the progression of your spine condition, as well as any relevant diagnostic imaging.
If you have exhausted more conservative treatments for your pain without experiencing relief, find out if you qualify for Epidural Steroid Injections with our candidacy check tool below.
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