If your pain persists despite taking over-the-counter pain medication and physical therapy, then an epidural injection may be an effective pain management treatment option.
Schedule an appointment with our experts at Virgin Island Neurology to see if this is the right option for you. Our office is conveniently located in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
An epidural steroid injection (ESI) is a common minimally invasive procedure in which anti-inflammatory medicine is used to treat chronic pain in your neck, legs, arms, and lower back.
This spinal injection is used to provide pain relief if you have pain in your neck, arm, lower back, or leg due to the following conditions:
Your specialist will inject a steroid or corticosteroid medication into the epidural space around your spine. Unlike anesthetic medication which blocks pain signals or feelings in a region of your body, the steroid coats the irritated spinal nerves. These are the nerves that are causing your pain. ESIs help reduce swelling.
During an epidural injection, you can expect the following:
Epidural steroid injections start working within two to seven days, and the pain relief can last several days or years.
If you think an injection could be the right pain management treatment for you, schedule an appointment with a Virgin Island Neurology specialist today! Our office is conveniently located in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
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