Find lower back and leg pain relief with Caudal Epidural injections.
DO I NEED CAUDAL EPIDURAL INJECTIONS?
Your spinal column contains nerves that run from the spinal cord through your back and into your extremities. The portion of a nerve that is closest to the spinal cord is called a nerve root. When the nerve root gets inflamed, irritated, or otherwise impeded from its normal function, you can experience significant pain.
To treat this pain while improving mobility, you may need to consider Caudal Epidural Injections.
A Caudal Epidural Injection is a steroid shot injected at the bottom of the spine at the lowest portion of the epidural space. This anti-inflammatory injection can help reduce lower back and leg pain often caused by lower back conditions.
COMMON CONDITIONS TREATED BY CAUDAL EPIDURAL INJECTIONS INCLUDE:
AM I A CANDIDATE FOR CAUDAL EPIDURAL INJECTIONS?
Caudal Epidural Injections are minimally invasive, non-surgical procedures that often take 15 minutes or less on an outpatient basis with patients going home same-day. For most patients, relief can last several months or longer.
Patients with nerve-related pain derived from a spine condition that is not improving with other non-surgical, conservative treatment such as physical therapy, heat/ice therapy, and over-the-counter pain relievers or prescription medications may be candidates for Caudal Epidural Injections.
HOW ARE CAUDAL EPIDURAL INJECTIONS PERFORMED?
Most patients will start with an IV that may contain a mild sedation to help you relax. Lying face down on a table, your Oasis specialist will use medical imaging such as an x-ray to establish where the needle should be inserted. The injection site, typically at the opening of the wedge shaped vertebra at the base of the spine called the sacrum, is cleaned and numbed.
Using a fluoroscope as an imaging tool, the needle is placed in this epidural space. Your Oasis specialist can confirm this placement by injecting a contrast dye that shows the path the medication will spread. Next, a combination of numbing medicine and steroids are injected.
If your spine or nerve-related pain is not responding to other non-surgical, conservative treatments, find out if you qualify for Caudal Epidural Injections with our candidacy check tool below.