An epidural steroid injection is an injection of a anti-inflammatory steroid into the epidural space. Epidural steroid injections treat inflammation associated with the lower back, related leg pain, and neck or arm pain. Many times pain arises in these areas due to inflammation of spinal nerves from the narrowing of the passages where the nerves travel as they pass down through the spine.
At Health Star Clinic we provide both transforminal epidural injections and interlaminar epidural Injections for our patients.
Many patients are recommended epidural injections for variety of conditions, such as herniated disc, bone spurs, thickening of the ligaments in the spine, joint injuries, and slipped discs. Epidural injections can relieve pain felt in the epidural space while reducing inflammation. Many times epidural injections alone can provide pain relief for the patient, but at Health Star Clinic we commonly use them in combination with other treatment options such as physical therapy programs.
Many times the benefits of epidural injections are felt between the first few days, but can take up to a week to feel the extent of the benefits. Although epidural injections can be extremely beneficial for patients during episodes of acute back or leg pain the true benefit comes from the multidisciplinary combination of medical and physical treatments. This combination allows patients to gain long term pain relief. Get safe and effective pain relief from Health Star Clinic.