29 Sep How do Epidural Injections offer Pain Relief?
An epidural injection enables your doctor to deliver powerful pain relieving steroid medication directly into the spine, at the site of pain. This is a useful treatment for many low back and leg pain conditions.
Epidural injection not only offers pain relief but also ensures enough relief so that the patient can begin rehabilitative physical therapy. Epidural injections can also treat pain in the neck (neck) and thoracic (upper back) region.
Conditions in which Epidural Injection can be Effective
An epidural injection can relieve the chronic and acute pain caused due to –
- Degenerative disc disease
- Lumbar disc herniation
- Lumbar spinal stenosis
- Compression fractures
- Cysts in the facet joint or nerve roots
- Annular tears
Epidural Injection Procedure
An epidural injection is administered at a pain management clinic. The site of injection is cleaned and numbed with a local anesthetic. The patient is positioned on an X-ray table. Using live X-ray or fluoroscopy for guidance, the needle is inserted into the epidural space and the steroid solution is injected. No pain but some pressure may be experienced due to the local anesthetic. The procedure takes about 20-30 minutes. The patient is monitored for about 15-20 minutes before being allowed to go home.
If you are looking for pain management doctors in Maryland, call All Star Pain Management at 443-808-1808. All Star Pain Management and Regenerative Medicine is one of the best pain management centers that offers a variety of minimally invasive pain treatments with skilled and experienced Maryland pain management doctors.