What are Epidural Injections?
Epidural steroid injections treat the inflammation of nerve roots in the spine. The spinal column has numerous nerve roots that run across the vertebrae, carrying the body’s sensory responses. These nerve roots can get pinched or compressed due to bulging discs, herniated discs, bone spurs, spinal stenosis (narrowing of space between the vertebrae), and other factors. Pinched, trapped, or compressed nerve roots get inflamed, leading to painful and tingling sensations in the back, neck, arms, legs, and other parts of the body. Epidural steroid injections reduce the inflammation caused by pinched nerves, providing immediate relief from discomfort.
Candidates for Epidural Injections
Remedy Pain Solutions always performs a comprehensive diagnosis and analysis of the root cause of your condition before the treatment. Our interventional pain specialists ask you to describe your symptoms, review your health history, and perform physical examinations. They might ask you to move the affected areas in different directions to check for swelling, trigger points, and mobility problems. They also run diagnostic tests, like MRIs of the spine, to confirm if you’re a viable candidate for epidural steroid injections.
Generally speaking, you might be a suitable candidate for epidural steroid injections if you have symptoms of the following conditions:
- Spinal stenosis
- Disc herniation
- Degenerative discs
- Other conditions causing inflammation around the nerve roots