Back and neck pain can occur due to many different reasons. When your pain is no longer temporary a different intervention may be necessary.
Before you consider back surgery come to Performance Pain & Sports Medicine for expert, quality treatment and care, we exhaust conservative, non-surgical spine treatments first.
Epidural Steroid Injections
Epidural steroid injections (ESIs) are a common treatment option for many forms of low back, leg, neck (cervical), and mid spine (thoracic) pain.
The goal of the injection is pain relief; at times the injection alone is sufficient to provide relief, but commonly an epidural steroid injection is used in combination with a comprehensive rehabilitation program to provide additional benefit. ESIs deliver medication directly (or very near) the source of pain generation. The x-ray (fluoroscope) guided injection includes a long-lasting steroid and a local anesthetic. The steroid reduces the inflammation and irritation and the anesthetic interrupts the pain signal transmission.
What are the Benefits of Epidural Steroid Injection?
- Minimally Invasive
- Short Recovery
- High Success Rate
- Reduce Inflammation and Irritation
- Same day Procedure