Epidural injections for Pain Management of disc, Spinal Stenosis and Sciatica
These injections are used to treat a pain in the spine or joints. Spine pain often continues to cause pain in the extremities such as arms or legs. There are a variety of reasons for this such as:
- Spinal Stenosis or a narrowing of the spinal passage.
- Sciatica caused by pressure on the sciatic nerve.
- A herniated disc or bulging disc putting pressure on spinal nerves that connect with the arms and legs.
- Injuries, or compression to spinal nerves, or vertebrae.
These injections involve injecting an anesthetic and an anti-inflammatory medication, at the affected nerve. They cover and coat the irritated nerves providing relief from pain and from additional injury giving the nerves adequate time to heal. This reduction in inflammation resolves the pain almost instantaneously and helps begin the healing process by giving the nerves time to heal.
Epidural injection can often be permanent solution and an alternative to surgery.