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Epidural Steroid Injection

Non-surgical treatment for "pinched nerves"



Epidural Steroid Injection

What is Epidural space?


Epidural space is a potential space within the spinal canal. It surrounds the outermost covering of the spinal cord (dura mater). It contains nerve roots, blood vessels & fatty tissue.

What is Epidural Steroid Injection?


Epidural Steroid Injection is a technique for relieving pain from spinal stenosis or spinal disc herniation. A small amount of corticosteroid is injected into the epidural space around the spinal cord and spinal nerves. The anti-inflammatory effects of the corticosteroid is responsible for providing pain relief.

Who needs an Epidural Steroid Injection?

Epidural Steroid Injections help patients suffering from disc herniation, disc bulges, degenartive disc disease, spinal stenosis & scatica. It is considered to be an integral part of nonsurgical management of radicular pain from spinal disorders.

What are the risks and complications?

It is generally a safe procedure. But as with any interventional procedure, it carries a small risk of potential complications such as bleeding, infection, leaking spinal fluid or injury to blood vessels or nerves around the spinal cord.