Can an Epidural Steroid Injection Help Me Relieve Pain?August 14, 2018
If you are experiencing pain from one of your discs in your spine or neck, an epidural steroid injection might be the ideal therapy option for you!
If you have a herniated disc or a tear in your spine or neck, this can cause pain from the subsequent inflammation in the surrounding tissue, as the inflammation affects the nearby nerve roots or ligaments. If this is the case, then anti-inflammatory medication such as steroids may be the ideal choice for you.
The procedure is carried out using X-ray equipment to locate precisely where the discomfort is located. Once it is found, the steroid medication is slowly injected into the body. Patients will experience benefits within a few days up to a few weeks. Every patient is different and the steroid medication can last for several months.
The procedure is outpatient, which means you can simply walk out of the clinic after the therapy to allow you to recover at home.
To learn more about how steroid injections may be the ideal pain management solution for your discomfort, contact us at PM&R Associates to book a consultation today!