What is a Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection?

This outpatient procedure is an injection performed to relieve pain in the upper back.

The patient sits or lies down to expose the back. The back is cleaned and sterilized, and a local anesthetic is administered to numb the tissue of the injection site down to the spinal column.

What is a Caudal Epidural Steroid Injection?

This outpatient procedure is an injection of a steroid-anesthetic medication through an opening in the sacrum. The medication can reduce swelling and inflammation of irritated spinal nerves. The injection takes only a few minutes to complete.

What is a Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection?

This injection procedure is performed to relieve low back and radiating leg pain. Steroid medication can reduce the swelling and inflammation caused by spinal conditions.

The patient lies face down. A cushion under the stomach area provides comfort and flexes the back. In this position, the spine opens and allows for easier access to the epidural space.

What is a Lumbar Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injections?

This outpatient procedure is an injection of a steroid-anesthetic medication. The medication can reduce swelling and inflammation of irritated spinal nerves. This procedure is performed to relieve pain in the lower back and pain that radiates from the back to the legs. The injection takes only a few minutes to complete.

Benefits of Epidural Steroid Injections for Back Pain or Neck Pain


back pain or neck pain

For anyone who suffers from back pain or neck pain, the primary goal of any treatment plan in to maximize their quality of life by minimizing pain. Another priority is typically to avoid the hassle and risks inherent in surgery and its associated recovery, if at all possible.
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