- The epidural steroid injection is a minimally invasive technique that is used to reduce inflammation and pain in spinal nerves. With this treatment, you can experience significant relief for arm, lower back, and neck pain.
- Steroid injections offer a versatile solution for treating a wide range of spinal problems. Some of the most common problems are spondylolysis, spinal stenosis, disc degeneration, and herniated discs. Note that all of these health conditions occur due to some squeezed nerve issue and may cause chronic pain as well.
PRE-OP AND AFTERCARE PROCEDURES FOR EPIDURAL STEROID INJECTIONS:
Epidural steroid injections are known as simple and reliable outpatient procedures. The patient is awake during the entire treatment. Our expert team at Kayal Orthopaedic Center may give you anesthesia so that you do not experience any pain during the treatment. A low dose of sedative can also be prescribed.
There are several ways to deliver steroid injections, including:
- TRANSFORMATIONAL: THIS IS THE MOST POPULAR APPROACH FOR TREATING PAINFUL CONDITIONS. IN THIS PROCEDURE, THE NEEDLE IS DIRECTED INTO THE EPIDURAL SPACE AS WELL AS NERVE ROOT, RIGHT BESIDE THE VERTEBRA. EXPERTS PREFER THIS METHOD WHEN A PATIENT HAS UNDERGONE SOME SURGERY ALREADY OR A SCARRING TISSUE IS PRESENT. IT IS ALSO CONSIDERED FOR BONE GRAFTS AND METAL SUPPORTS AS WELL.
- INTERLAMINAR: DURING THIS STEROID INJECTION PROCEDURE, THE NEEDLE IS DIRECTED BETWEEN TWO VERTEBRAE AND EPIDURAL SPACE THAT COVER THE SPINAL CORD. WHEN THE STEROIDS ARE INJECTED RIGHT INTO THE EPIDURAL SPACE, IT MAY ENSURE TREATMENT FOR BOTH SIDES OF THE SPINE AT ONCE.
Once the procedure is completed, patients may have to spend some time in the recovery area, and once they’re better, they may move home. Our medical health professionals may also guide the patient for some additional care procedures that must be followed after surgery.
BENEFITS OF EPIDURAL STEROID INJECTIONS:
EPIDURAL STEROID INJECTIONS ARE AN EFFECTIVE AND QUICK SOLUTION FOR ALLEVIATING ARM PAIN, BACK PAIN, NECK PAIN, AND MANY OTHER JOINT ISSUES. THESE INJECTIONS ARE CONSIDERABLY MORE EFFECTIVE AS COMPARED TO TRADITIONAL ORAL MEDICATIONS. THE EFFECTIVENESS OF EPIDURAL STEROID INJECTIONS RESIDES IN THIS MEDICATION REACHING DIRECTLY TO THE SOURCE OF THE PAIN. MANY STUDIES REVEAL THAT EPIDURAL STEROID INJECTIONS OFFER LONG TERM BENEFITS TO SEVERAL PATIENTS WHILE ELIMINATING PAIN FOR SEVERAL MONTHS AND YEARS AHEAD.
The recovery procedure after these treatments is also very simple. Patients that receive epidural steroid injections are more likely to get back to their normal life the next day. This procedure can help you assure improved strength for your back so that you can enjoy an active lifestyle.
CORTICOSTEROID INJECTIONS FOR ARTHRITIS:
Although corticosteroid injections can ease arthritis symptoms, they are not a long-term solution for advanced osteoarthritis, and can only offer momentary pain relief for such cases. They cannot repair damaged cartilage or slow the progression of arthritis.
IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING ANY TROUBLE ASSOCIATED WITH SPINAL INJURIES AND INFLAMMATION, BOOK AN APPOINTMENT TODAY AT KAYAL ORTHOPAEDIC CENTER. WE’LL MAKE SURE TO DEVELOP A CUSTOMIZED TREATMENT BASED ON YOUR UNIQUE PAIN ISSUES.
CALL US TODAY AT 844.777.0910 TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT.
Kayal Orthopaedic’s team also specializes in customized knee replacement, minimally invasive orthopaedic surgery, sports medicine & arthroscopy, partial & total joint replacement surgery, platelet rich plasma injection therapy (PRP), hip arthroscopy, foot & ankle reconstruction, and spinal disorders.