An Epidural Steroid Injection is a Pain Management procedure that deposits local anesthetic and steroid medication into the epidural space of your spine. The epidural space is located just outside of the protective sac containing your spinal fluid.
The goal of an Epidural Steroid Injection is to provide pain relief by reducing the inflammation and swelling of the nerve roots as they exit your spine. This procedure will not correct the pre-existing medical problem, but may reduce the level of your pain.
It’s not unusual for you to need more than one injection to receive the long-term benefits of pain relief. Injections are given routinely in a series — usually three injections at a time, about two weeks apart. If your pain is reduced significantly, no further injections are needed.
Types of Epidural Steroid Injections
Our Charleston Pain Management physicians effectively can reduce or eliminate your back, neck and leg pain through a variety of treatment options such as Epidural Steroid Injections. The different types of this treatment are listed below. Select a link to learn more about a specific procedure. If you still have questions, contact us.
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- Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
- Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
- Lumbar Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection
- Sacroiliac Joint Steroid Injection
Find out more about the Southeastern Spine Institute (SSI) Pain Management procedures.
For information about the safety of the treatments at SSI, refer to the Spinal Injections Safety report.