Epidural steroid injection
What is Epidural Steroid Injection?
A epidural steroid injection is an injection of a local anesthetic (numbing medicine) and a steroid in the epidural space in the cervical spine. It helps with inflammation caused by chemicals released due to disc herniation or any other reason in that space and thus helps with neck pain especially pain going down the arm.
Why is an epidural steroid injection recommended for me?
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What happens during the procedure?
What happens after?
The epidural steroid injection can provide temporary pain relief, but it may not provide any benefit right after the injection.
Following the injection, sometime you may feel slightly dizzy pain can get flared up for a short time after the injection before it gets better. If it works, it should provide a benefit for about three months.
What are the Benefits
The biggest benefit of an epidural steroid injection is to help with pain caused by inflammation from a disc herniation
What are the Side Effects?
Why do I need it?
The epidural steroid injections are part of the pain management, being therapeutic for pain but also help with diagnosis of pain source as from disc injury, disc degeneration or nerve impingement.