Epidural steroid injections (ESI) involve an injection of steroid and anesthetic directly into the area of inflamed nerves in the back. This inflammation is usually the result of nerve compression caused by a narrowed spinal canal (spinal stenosis) or a herniated disc. The anesthetic acts to block the pain while the steroid works to reduce inflammation. The injections are generally done on an outpatient basis and take about 15 to 30 minutes to administer. While the injections can offer short or medium term relief, they do not cure the underlying problem. They can ease symptoms while you undergo a physical therapy program or consider surgical options.
When everyday activities such as walking, shopping or working become difficult and unbearable, it may be time to seek professional care. Whether you have a long-term or recent spine problem, our experts will evaluate, diagnose and treat your spine issue with specialized skill and care.
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