What Is An Epidural Injection?
The epidural space is located along the entire spinal canal superficial to the spinal fluid. Physician injects the medicine into the epidural space to relieve the inflammation of the nerves. This will reduce pain, numbness and tingling. X-ray guidance is used to ensure precise placement.
What Type Of Conditions Can Be Treated?
Conditions in the neck, mid back and low back can be treated. These include herniated discs, protruding discs, degenerated disc, osteoarthritis of the spine, spinal stenosis, and scar following neck or lower back surgery. If you are suffering from neck pain that radiates into the arm, or back pain that is radiating into the legs, epidural may be helpful.
What If You Do Not Get Relief From The Epidural Injections?
If this injection does not relieve your pain, other structures may be causing the pain. These could include the joints, ligaments, or muscles surrounding the spine. You may require other imaging studies or other diagnostic injections to better identify and treat the source of pain.