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Epidural Steriod Injections
Epidural Steroid Injections
Lower back pain affects eight out of ten Americans at some point in their lives. Ruputured discs or spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal) are common causes of back pain and pain that extends down the leg or arm.

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Facet Injections
Facet Injections
Back pain is extremely common and often self-limiting. Unfortunately, it can become persistent and eventually disabling. Frequently, the cause of the back pain can be traced to a joint in your backbone, or spine called the facet joint.

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Our Services > Epidural Steroid Injection

Lower back pain affects eight out of ten Americans at some point in their lives. Ruputured discs or spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal) are common causes of back pain and pain that extends down the leg or arm. Lower back pain can be treated in a variety of ways, including medications, physical therapy, TENS unit, epidural steroid injections and sometimes even surgery.

Epidural Steroid Injection Procedure Is the epidural steroid injection procedure safe?
It is possible that this procedure may cause muscle spasms or aggravate your pre-existing pain. These spasms are temporary. Your physician can prescribe medication to reduce your discomfort. Although rare, other adverse events can occur. Please ask your pain management physician to provide additional information so that you are knowledgeable about the risks of the procedure.

How do epidural steroid medications work?
Steriods are very potent anti-inflammatory drugs used to combat pain. The particular steroid medication used by your physician is noted for its ability to reduce the swelling and pain associated with back pain.

What kind of side effects can I expect from epidural steroid injections?
Although there is a limit to the amount of epidural steroid injections you can be safely given over a three month period, significant side effects are rare. Commonly seen problems include temporary appetite increase and/or water retention. If these do occur, they are short-lived and will resolve when the treatment is completed. Medical conditions can be worsened by steroids. Discuss this with your doctor.

Epidural steroid medication How often can I have these injections?
It depends on your response to therapy. Most individuals receive maximal benefit with three injections. The length of pain relief from these injections is extremely variable. Long-term relief may occur, but unfortunately it is not possible to predict. A light exercise program, combined with epidural steroid injections results in the greatest degree of pain relief.

Does the epidural injection procedure hurt?
A local anesthetic is used to numb the skin before the needle is inserted. With the help of the sedation and numbing medications, you will be very comfortable during the procedure. After the procedure, you will not be allowed to drive because of the effects of the anesthesia medications. You may elect to have this procedure done without sedation. Please consult your physician regarding any other questions or concerns.

Will this procedure help?
Epidural steroids are effective in treating debilitating back pain. They work best for pain that extends into an arm or leg. Epidural steroid injections are also more effective if used early in the treatment program.

Will the epidural steroid injection aggravate my back pain?
Occasionally, epidural injections can temporarily increase your back pain for 24 to 48 hours. Ice to the back is very effective treatment. You physician may prescribe something stronger depending on you reaction to the injection.



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