Epidural Steroid Injection for Pain
Epidural Steroid injections are a non-surgical procedure vital in the management of leg or lower back pain. First, a local anesthetic numbs the injection site. Then, contrast dye is used to ensure proper placement in the epidural space. Finally, the injection, which typically consists of corticosteroids and anti-inflammatory, is administered. In some cases the injection on its own can provide relief; however, in combination with rehabilitation program an Epidural Steroid injection can have additional advantages. Discussing the benefits and risks with your doctor is strongly encouraged; results vary on a case-to-case basis.