What is a Spinal Epidural Steroid Injection?

By James Perry, DO

Spinal Epidural Steroid Injections can treat pain in the spine. They are lesss invasive that surgery.

What is a Spinal Epidural Spinal Injection? JOI explains it.

What is a Spinal Epidural Steroid Injection?

The quick answer is that a Spinal Epidural Steroid Injection (ESI) is a minimally invasive treatment for the spine.  It is more invasive than physical therapy or oral meds.  Epidural Steroid Injections can help to decrease the need for spinal surgery is some patients.  They can also allow patients to participate in therapy more effectively.

What can I Expect with an Epidural Steroid Injection?

An ESI is performed in a procedure room using X-ray guidance.  The doctor will discuss the risks and benefits prior to the procedure.  Patients need to have someone drive them to and from the procedure.  They should also plan to go home afterwards and rest for the remainder of the day.

If you would like to learn more about Spinal Injections, read this ARTICLE on Spinal Epidural Steroid Injections by Dr. James Perry.

 

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