If conservative measures of treatment don’t ease your back or neck pain, you may benefit from treatment with an epidural injection. The interventional pain management specialists at Spine Care Specialists, LLC, in Dublin, Ohio, regularly use epidural injections to limit back and extremity pain and chronic pain caused by inflammation. To see if you’re a candidate for an epidural injection, request a consultation by calling the office or clicking the online booking tool today.
An epidural injection is a type of interventional pain management treatment that provides relief from pain caused by inflammation affecting your spine, legs, or arms.
During an epidural injection, your Spine Care Specialists, LLC, provider injects medication into the area in the spinal canal, known as the epidural space.
Epidural injections usually feature a combination of medications, including steroids and local anesthetics.
To ensure the best possible results, Spine Care Specialists, LLC, use guided x-ray imaging for the procedure, also known as fluoroscopy, to place the needle in the specific location triggering your discomfort. This process ensures safety and accuracy, and can yield longer-lasting results.
Spine Care Specialists, LLC, uses epidural injections to relieve a variety of pain-related conditions, including:
You might also benefit from an epidural injection if you’re experiencing pain caused by bone spurs.
If you suffer from chronic pain and you’ve tried various forms of conservative care, including ice and heat therapy, rest, and lifestyle changes, you may be a good candidate for an epidural injection.
Following an exam, review of your medical history, and discussion of your symptoms, your doctor at Spine Care Specialists, LLC, can formulate an interventional pain management treatment plan that aligns with your individual goals and needs.
Spine Care Specialists, LLC, performs epidural injections as an outpatient procedure, meaning you return home on the same day of your appointment.
Once you enter the treatment room, you lie on your stomach. The staff will place vital sign monitors (Blood pressure cuff, heart rate monitor, blood oxygen level monitor).
Your provider determines your treatment site and your skin is cleansed with an antiseptic solution. If you are receiving sedation, the licensed nurse anesthetist will administer the medication through your IV.
Next, your doctor administers a local anesthetic to along the skin over the treatment area to limit any discomfort the epidural injection may cause. After the local anesthetic takes effect, your doctor uses guided imaging to find the ideal needle position for your epidural injection.
Once in the epidural space, your doctor injects a contrast solution to highlight the target area, and then slowly injects the appropriate treatment medication.
Following your epidural injection, you return home. Since you may feel slightly groggy from sedation or sore, it’s important to have a friend or family member on hand who can drive you home from the office.
In the days after your injection, you may experience some bruising or mild pain at the injection site, but this should subside within 48 hours.
To see if you’re a candidate for an epidural injection for pain relief, request an appointment at Spine Care Specialists, LLC, today; call the office or click the online booking tool to begin.