Cervical,lumbar & thoracic epidural steroid injections

What is it:

An epidural injection is an injection of steroid into the epidural space. The epidural space is a space located in the spine between the vertebrae and the dural sac, which surrounds the spinal cord.

Purpose:

The steroid injected reduces the inflammation and/or swelling of nerves in the Epidural space. This may in turn reduce pain, tingling & numbness and other symptoms caused by nerve inflammation / irritation or swelling.

How is it Done:

The procedure is performed under x-ray guidance. The patient is lying on her/his stomach. The blood pressure, heart rate and blood oxygenation are monitored. The skin is cleaned with antiseptic solution. The local anesthetic is used to numb the skin and then the injection is performed.
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