Epidural steroid injections are a non-surgical treatment option for many forms of low back pain and leg pain. It involves the injection of a steroid medication into the epidural space of the spine. The goal of the injection is to reduce inflammation resulting in pain relief.
Benefits of Epidural Steroid Injections
The greatest benefit of epidural steroid injections is that it is a non-surgical treatment. Epidural steroid injections can relieve pain caused by conditions such as spinal stenosis, spondylolysis or disc herniation.
The most common condition treated with epidural steroid injections include herniated or bulging discs, spinal stenosis, and recurrent pain following spine surgery. Other conditions that may also respond to epidural steroid injections include spondylolisthesis and pain after shingles.
Our pain management doctors recommend a consultation to discuss the benefits and risks associated with epidural steroid injections. To schedule an appointment, please call Carrollton clinic at (972) 316-7270 or our Denton clinic at (940) 222-8943.