Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection Raleigh

Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection

Low back pain is so common that around eight out of ten people may experience it at some point. It is quite natural to ignore it when we first encounter it. For many people, it may improve with rest, while for others, it may not. If the pain lasts for longer than four weeks and is hampering your daily activities, it is a concern that must not be ignored. With several traditional methods like medications, etc., it may or may not work for everyone. It can gradually become a grave concern that can turn your life upside down, affecting your productivity at work and home. Surgery is the last option and, therefore, not even a consideration for many people. Most experts and practitioners agree that lumbar epidural steroid injections have been beneficial for lower back pain.

What are the Benefits of Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection?

  • Identifies and treats pain from the origin
  • It improves your ability to perform daily activities
  • Delays or reduces the need for invasive procedures
  • Better quality of life

How Does Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection Work?

Your spinal cord is an essential bundle of nerves that runs from your brain to your lower back. It connects the nerves from all over the body to your brain so that your brain can communicate with the rest of the body. Sometimes, these nerve roots attached to the lumbar region of your spinal cord become pinched or inflamed. For instance, if you have a herniated disc, which causes the pain to radiate down to the leg. We thoroughly assess the patient’s medical history, family history, signs, or symptoms. Then, during the procedure, we first ensure the needle is correctly positioned at the targeted area with the help of fluoroscopy. Then, inject steroids into the epidural area, which targets the irritated nerve. This helps in immediate pain relief and may last for a period of time.

Learn more about how we have been helping our patients with our treatment methods by scheduling an appointment with Advanced Pain Consultants, PA at (919) 800-0850.

Receive Comprehensive Pain Management!

Join our patients in leading a better quality of life with less pain. Top-Rated Pain Management Clinic Serving Raleigh, Cary, Apex, and Durham, North Carolina.