Epidural Steroid Injection
An epidural steroid injection is a procedure that helps to relieve back, neck, arm and/or leg pain that is caused by a bulging disc or irritated nerve root in the spine. It is an injection that consists of steroids and local anesthetic into the epidural space of the spine to provide pain relief.
How Does it Work?
Corticosteroid is a strong anti-inflammatory medicine that can reduce the inflammation that occurs from a bulging or herniated disc. The corticosteroid is injected, along with a local anesthetic medicine (like novacaine) to provide pain relief. The medicine is placed into the epidural space, which is the space between the disc, spinal cord and spinal nerve.