Epidural Steroid Injection

Epidural steroid injection involves the administration of corticosteroid and anesthetic into the epidural space or close to the area of pain to treat pain caused by irritation and inflammation of spinal nerve roots.

Epidural steroid injection is performed to help relieve pain and swelling in and around the spinal nerve roots without surgery, and find the specific location in the spine in which the pain originates. (If you have pain relief after the injection, this means the pain is originated from this area. If you do not have any pain relief after the injection, the cause of the pain is likely from different part of the spine or other cause than inflammation.)
Possible Complications
  • Increased blood sugar levels, especially in patients with diabetes
  • Headache/nausea
  • Transient paresthesias

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