Epidural steroid injections can be a powerful tool in pain management. At Pacific Pain & Wellness Group, we offer minimally invasive epidural steroid injections to help relieve pain and restore your quality of life.
What are Epidural Steroid Injections?
Epidural steroid injections are a treatment option for individuals who have not received adequate relief from other pain management treatments. These injections should not be the first line of defense against pain, and we recommend trying physical therapy and exercise first. If there is no improvement after six weeks of physical therapy and exercise, our pain management specialists may recommend epidural steroid injections.
How Epidural Steroid Injections are Used for Pain Management
Epidural steroid injections can treat pain in various areas of the body, including the spine, neck, arms, back (including for Spondylolisthesis, herniated discs, and degenerated discs), osteoarthritis, leg (sciatica), and certain types of pain resulting from shingles. Inflamed and irritated nerves in these areas can cause swelling, discomfort, and prevent healing. Epidural steroid injections can help reduce swelling, provide pain relief, and facilitate the healing process.
Epidural Corticosteroid Injections
Epidural corticosteroid injections are another minimally invasive procedure that can provide relief for some patients. These injections are delivered directly into the epidural space, the fat-filled area located between the vertebrae and protective sac surrounding the spinal cord.
How Epidural Corticosteroid Injections are Used for Pain Management
Epidural corticosteroid injections can reduce inflammation in the epidural space and nerve root, providing anti-inflammatory medication directly to the affected area. This treatment option may help you avoid surgery, improve mobility, engage in activities that were previously impossible due to pain, and reduce your reliance on addictive pain medications.
At Pacific Pain & Wellness Group, our pain management specialists are dedicated to developing personalized treatment plans tailored to your specific needs. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn how we can help you find relief from chronic pain.