An epidural injection describes a technique of delivering steroid medication around the nerve root that stems out from your spinal cord.
This kind of treatment is typically used to help alleviate pain resulting from an inflamed nerve.
Your spinal nerves exit through the foramen, or holes, in your vertebrae to allow nerves access to places in your arms and legs. When this foramen is narrowed it can cause increased pressure around the nerve, which can result in arm or leg pain.
Your condition might also include shooting, burning pain, numbness, tingling or weakness in the extremities.
If you are experiencing these symptoms, you might consider an epidural injection. The procedure involves placing steroid medication in the affected area – this can significantly reduce nerve irritation, alleviate pain, and could help prevent surgical forms of treatment.
You should consult with a specialist or make an appointment with us at Southern Laser Spine if you have questions about an epidural injection treatment.
Your specific course of treatment will be based on your condition and health goals. The purpose of an epidural injection is to relieve pain and promote healing. If you think you would benefit from this type of treatment, contact us today to discuss how we might help you.