Caudal Epidural Steroid Injection
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.