Epidural Spinal Injections

When spinal nerves become irritated or inflamed due to a degenerative condition in the spine that is causing nerve compression, such as a herniated disc or spinal stenosis, the result may be severe acute or chronic back pain. Before your doctor considers spine surgery to relieve these symptoms, they may consider one or more non-surgical treatment measures. An epidural spinal injection is one of these options. Epidural injections deliver medication directly (or very near) the source of pain as well as help control local inflammation while also “flushing out” inflammatory proteins and chemicals from the local area that may contribute to and exacerbate pain.

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