What is a Steroid Epidural Injection?
An epidural steroid injection (ESI) is a minimally invasive procedure that addresses pain caused by inflamed spinal nerves due to spinal stenosis or disc herniation. This can help with pain in certain areas such as the neck, arms, back, and legs. The injection includes both a corticosteroid (e.g., triamcinolone, methyl-prednisolone, dexamethasone) and an anesthetic numbing agent (e.g., lidocaine or bupivacaine). The solutions are delivered into the epidural space of the spine.
Is an Epidural Injection Right for You?
An epidural injection may be right for certain individuals who are suffering from the following: Spinal stenosis, Spondylolisthesis, Herniated disc, Degenerative disc and Sciatica. Steroid Epidural Injections have helped some individuals in the treatment of painful inflammatory conditions. Epidural Injections can also help determine whether surgery might be beneficial for pain associated with a herniated disc.
What are the success results of epidural steroid injections?
For patients in our Oklahoma City clinics, epidural steroid Injections can have many benefits to pain reduction. For those who experience only mild pain relief, one to two more injections may be performed a few weeks apart to achieve the full desired effect. Duration of relief can vary from weeks to years based on many factors of an individuals affliction.