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Epidural Steroid Injections Specialist

NovaSpine Pain Institute -  - Pain Management

NovaSpine Pain Institute

Pain Management in Sun City, Sun City West, Glendale and Gilbert, Arizona

Debilitating pain can make it difficult to walk, stand, sit, and carry out even the simplest daily activities. The team of specialists at NovaSpine Pain Institute offers epidural steroid injections that relieve pain and reduce inflammation quickly. The team offers these epidural steroid injections at their offices in Sun City West, Sun City, Gilbert, and Glendale, Arizona. To end your struggles with pain and restore your ability to perform regular activities, schedule an evaluation with a skilled specialist. Call the office nearest you today or use the online contact form.

Epidural Steroid Injections Q & A

What are epidural steroid injections?

Epidural steroid injections use an anesthetic and a corticosteroid to relieve pain and inflammation within the epidural space, the space around your spinal cord that contains blood vessels and spinal nerves. Epidural spinal injections can ease several types of back pain.

Which conditions can an epidural steroid injection address?

The team of experts at NovaSpine Pain Institute use epidural steroid injections to address a variety of conditions and symptoms, including:

  • Spinal stenosis
  • Cervical radiculopathy
  • Herniated discs
  • Neuropathy
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Neck pain
  • Back pain

Epidural steroid injections can relieve pain for up to three months. If oral pain medicines and physical therapy haven’t improved your pain, you could be a candidate for epidural steroid injections.

What are the risks of epidural steroid injections?

Epidural steroid injections have been used safely for years, but as with any injection, there’s a slight risk of infection, bleeding, and permanent nerve injury.

Mild pain or redness around the injection site might occur following your procedure. Headaches, nausea, and vomiting are possible but rare. Your NovaSpine Pain Institute specialist discusses all the risks and side effects with you in detail before performing epidural steroid injections.

What happens during an epidural steroid injection procedure?

The experienced specialists at NovaSpine Pain Institute perform all spinal injections using fluoroscopic (X-ray) imaging for guidance. 

You change into a hospital gown and lie down on a table while your specialist positions the fluoroscope above you and identifies the target of your injections.

Your expert checks in with you as they inject the medication into your epidural space. You might feel a burning sensation, but most patients find the treatment tolerable.

The area surrounding the injection site can feel numb for up to an hour after your epidural steroid injections. 

Typically, patients can resume normal activities right away, but your doctor will recommend that you avoid certain activities like strenuous exercise for a few days following your procedure.

You could begin to feel pain relief 3-7 days following your epidural steroid injections. In some cases, a series of injections is required to get the best pain relief possible.

If you suffer from pain that hasn’t improved with conservative treatments, you might be a candidate for epidural steroid injections. For expert diagnosis and effective treatment, schedule an evaluation at NovaSpine Pain Institute. Call the office today or use the online contact form.