Epidural injections are a common treatment option for many forms of low back pain and leg pain. They have been used for low back problems for many years and are still an integral part of a non-surgical management of sciatica and low back pain. The goal of the injection is to relieve pain, at times the injection alone will be sufficient to provide relief, but commonly an epidural injection is used in combination with a comprehensive rehabilitation program to provide additional benefit.
An epidural steroid injection is comprised of a corticosteroid with a local anesthetic pain relief medicine. Corticosteroids are very strong anti-inflammatory medicines. When utilized, these injections relieve swelling and inflammation which can take teh pressure off nerves and other soft tissues. Once the swelling and inflammation have gone down, patients experience a lessening of pain. The local anesthetic medicine helps give you immediate pain relief as well. Corticosteroid medicines take longer to have an effect than the anesthesia.
While all medicines have side effects, many patients do not experiecne any effects after being given this type of treatment. If you are experiencing strong discomfort and would like to give this popular option a try, please contact your orthopedic specialist at the Sea Spine Orthopedic Institute today to get started. It is not recommended that surgery be utilized until all other avenues have been triedm and in many instances Epidural Injections in Orlando & Jacksonville, FL are the solution for patients who are suffering from chronic inflammation and swelling. We look forward to helping you find the solution to your pain problems.
Call one of our conveniently located offices today to schedule an appointment. Epidural injections are a great alternative to try for pain maangement. Please make sure to consult with your doctor to see if they feel this would be the best fit for you in your pain management treatment plan.