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Epidural Steroid Injections

An Epidural Steroid Injection is a non-surgical procedure that is performed at Lumin PainCARE to treat a variety of pain conditions. The most common conditions treated with Epidural Steroid Injections include:

  • Neck pain
  • Lower Back pain
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Leg Pain
  • Arm Pain
  • Herniated Discs
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Sciatica

Epidural Steroid Injections are not appropriate for every patient. Your Lumin PainCARE doctors may recommend other non-surgical treatments such as Physical Therapy before recommending an Epidural Steroid Injection.

What are the different types of Epidural Steroid Injections?
There are several different types of Epidural Steroid Injections. Discussing options with your doctor will help you determine which is best for your pain needs.
Caudal Epidural Steroid Injection
Treatment for lower back or spine pain that radiates to the legs. Includes conditions such as Spinal Stenosis, Radiculopathy, Sciatica and Herniated Discs.
Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
Treatment for neck pain, upper back pain, shoulder pain and arm pain.
Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
Treatment for lower back pain and leg pain.
Lumbar Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection
Treatment for lower back pain and leg pain.
Sacroilliac Joint Steroid Injection
Treatment for low back pain and buttocks.
Thoracic spine Injection
Treatment for upper back pain and pain along the ribs to the chest way. Rarely is it used for abdomen pain.
What can I expect when having an Epidural Steroid Injection?
You will be sedated and using x-ray guidance, the doctor will guide a needle into the epidural space and inject a combination of anesthetic and cortisone steroid solution. This steroid is an anti-inflammatory medication and is absorbed by the inflamed nerves to decrease swelling and relive pressure. The needle is then removed and a bandage is applied. Many patients find relief after just one Epidural Steroid Injection, more severe conditions may require more than one.

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