There are three different epidural injections for patients looking for relief from pain:
• Cervical Epidural Injection
• Thoracic epidural Injection
• Lumbar Epidural Injection
This is the most commonly done procedure to relieve pain. The injection delivers a powerful solution directly to the spine, which reduces the swelling and irritation around a nerve or part of the spinal cord. Most patients who receive epidurals will have less pain for a number of weeks or months. This allows them to participate in a rehabilitation program. Epidural injections are usually repeated when severe symptoms flare-up.
The nerve root is most often irritated by an inflamed disc touching the nerve or by chemicals that normally occur in the disc leaking out and irritating the disc: The procedure is quick and simple. While most people are concerned prior to the procedure, the most common response we have afterwards is, “Is that all?” The epidural steroid injection procedure is very simple.
For most conditions where lumbar epidural injections were given, now have much better treatment options to choose.