A caudal epidural steroid injection involves injecting a steroid and anesthetic like lidocaine through the spine, into the epidural space, where inflamed and irritated spinal nerves are located. The epidural steroid injection is used to treat neck and back pain. The steroid reduces the inflammation and irritation, while the lidocaine provides pain and spasm relief. The medicine spreads to the most painful levels of the spine. The caudal epidural steroid injection procedure takes about 15 minutes.
What are the most common conditions treated with an epidural steroid injection?
Pain in the buttocks and thighs
Herniated or bulging discs
Disc disease – leading to discogenic back pain
ARE YOU A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR A CAUDAL STEROID INJECTION?
To see if you are a good candidate for a caudal epidural steroid injection, take our pain evaluation questionnaire and someone from our office will follow-up with you as soon as possible. If this therapy method isn’t right for you, our team may have other methods such as trigger point therapy and other minimally or non-invasive methods that can help relief your pain.
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