Epidural steroid injections are a commonly used treatment method to alleviate a variety of symptoms associated with the most common spine conditions. Epidural steroid injections or ESIs are used to treat inflammation of the nerves in the spine associated with neck and back conditions.
When to use Epidural Steroid Injections
Commonly recommended as a pain management solution, epidural steroid injections are often able to offer patients relief from chronic and debilitating symptoms associated with their spine conditions. If you are suffering from symptoms such as pain, tingling, weakness, numbness or loss of motion, epidural steroid injections may be able to lessen the severity of your symptoms, allowing you to get back to the life that you love.
Will Epidural Steroid Injections Cure My Spine Condition?
Epidural steroid injections are a common conservative anti-inflammatory treatment alternative to surgery or other more invasive solutions. Though ESIs are able to offer many patients extended periods of relief from their chronic and severe pain and symptoms, epidural steroid injections are not a permanent treatment solution.
During the treatment, steroid medication is injected into the area of the affected nerve, decreasing the inflammation causing your symptoms. Conditions commonly treated with epidural steroid injections include:
The Minimally Invasive Spine Institute Approach
At the Minimally Invasive Spine Institute it is our goal to ensure that our patients find the highest level of relief possible. In most cases that means crafting individualized treatments plans, utilizing the most effective conservative treatment options available. Epidural steroid injections are a great option for patients with new onset of pain or symptoms.
If you are living with chronic pain, do not wait for relief. Contact us today to see if you may benefit from epidural steroid injections or other minimally invasive treatment solutions at the Minimally Invasive Spine Institute.
Dr. Bryce Benbow has either authored or reviewed and approved this content.