Epidural Steroid Injections

Epidural steroid injections are one of the most widely used treatments to alleviate symptoms associated with spine conditions and disorders. Often referred to as ESIs, epidural steroid injections can effectively treat inflammation of the nerves, which is one of the most common symptoms associated with neck and back issues.

An epidural steroid injection is an injection of an anti-inflammatory steroid, such as Celestone or Decadron. Contrary to popular belief, this injection does not go into the spinal cord itself, but rather the epidural space. It is important to keep in mind that an epidural steroid injection is very different from a labor epidural, an injection given to women in labor.

Who Needs an Epidural Steroid Injection?

Dr. Shaikh may recommend an epidural steroid injection for individuals experiencing symptoms associated with common disc problems, such as a bulging or herniated disc. When the nerves in the epidural space become compromised because of disc issues, a narrowed nerve canal, or bone spur, it could lead to inflammation and debilitating pain, numbness, or tingling. This injection is designed to reduce inflammation and encourage the area to heal.

Epidural steroid injections are most commonly recommended as a pain management solution, as they are known to provide patients with relief from chronic pain and other symptoms associated with spine conditions. While it is not a cure, an epidural spine injection may provide you with some necessary relief.

Dr. Shaikh and the entire staff at Crescent Pain Relief are dedicated to your health and offer a wide range of treatments, services, procedures, and therapies to help you manage common spine conditions. Epidural steroid injections are a far less invasive solution that is proven to provide patients with relief from pain and other symptoms associated with common spine disorders. Please give us a call today to learn more about this procedure and the other services we offer to treat spine disorders.