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Epidural spinal injections are minimally invasive procedures that involve the delivery of medication directly into the epidural space around the spinal nerves. This targeted approach aims to reduce inflammation and relieve pain caused by nerve irritation or compression. The injection typically consists of a combination of a local anesthetic and a corticosteroid medication.

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Epidural Spinal Injections

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Chronic back pain:

persistent discomfort in the back that lasts for more than three months. It can stem from various causes such as spinal stenosis, herniated discs, or degenerative disc disease. Symptoms of chronic back pain may include:

  1. Persistent aching or stiffness in the lower back

  2. Shooting or radiating pain down the legs

  3. Limited range of motion and difficulty performing daily activities

  4. Numbness or tingling sensations in the back, buttocks, or legs

Benefits of Epidural Spinal Injections:

Epidural spinal injections offer several advantages in managing chronic back pain, including:

  1. Pain relief: By delivering medication precisely to the affected area, injections can provide significant pain relief and improve your overall quality of life.

  2. Reduced inflammation: The corticosteroid component of the injection helps reduce inflammation around the nerves, which can contribute to pain reduction.

  3. Non-surgical approach: Epidural spinal injections are non-surgical interventions, making them an attractive option for individuals who wish to avoid invasive procedures.

  4. Improved function: By alleviating pain and reducing inflammation, these injections can enhance your ability to engage in physical therapy and rehabilitation exercises, facilitating the recovery process.

The Procedure:

During the procedure, our experienced pain management specialist will guide a thin needle under X-ray guidance to the precise location within the epidural space. Prior to the injection, a local anesthetic may be used to numb the area for your comfort. The entire process is typically completed within a few minutes, and you will be monitored for a short period afterward to ensure your well-being.

Post-Injection Care:

After receiving an epidural spinal injection, it is common to experience some mild soreness at the injection site. Our medical team will provide you with specific post-injection instructions, which may include rest, applying ice or heat, and gradually resuming normal activities. The effects of the injection can vary from person to person, but many individuals report significant pain relief that lasts for weeks or even months.

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