Epidural steroid injections can be an effective treatment option for a variety of pain. At Marion Pain Management Center, we are proud to offer this solution to residents of The Villages, Ocala and Gainesville, FL.
What is an Epidural Steroid Injection?
An epidural steroid injection is a pain management technique that involves the injection of corticosteroids and a local anesthetic into the space around the spinal cord. The treatment provides both immediate relief due to the local anesthetic, while the corticosteroids provide longer-lasting relief.
What is an Epidural Steroid Injection used to Treat?
Epidural steroid injections can be used for a range of pain conditions, but are most often used to manage pain caused by inflamed spinal nerves. This may be beneficial to patients who are suffering from spinal stenosis or a herniated disc. In addition, epidural steroid injections can provide relief to arm, leg, back, or neck pain caused by inflamed spinal nerves.
How is an Epidural Steroid Injection Performed?
Epidural steroid injections are performed in the lower back, where the epidural space is located. This is near the base of the spine. First, a smaller injection will be performed to numb the treatment area. Then, the epidural steroid injection will be performed. This treatment is typically performed in less than 30 minutes.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect from an Epidural Steroid Injection?
The local anesthetic included in the epidural steroid injection provides immediate pain relief that can last a few hours. After this wears off, you may notice that your pain returns for a day or two. You should begin noticing a reduction in pain after this time, which can last anywhere from a few weeks to up to a year.
Marion Pain Management Center specializes in a variety of pain management services to help patients find relief from injury and chronic conditions. To determine if you are a good candidate for epidural steroid injections, contact us today. We welcome patients from Marion County, Ocala, The Villages and the surrounding areas of Florida.