The majority of back pain symptoms stem from inflammation due to an acute injury or overuse of the muscles, joints, or tendons. Understanding and adhering to proper posture and lifting techniques can decrease your chances of sustaining a back injury, such as a fracture, herniated disc, or strained muscle. However, not all causes of back pain are as easily preventable; pain can also arise from a chronic condition, such as scoliosis, or a condition that has developed over time, such as osteoarthritis.
If you’re experiencing pain in your lower back caused by a chronic illness or condition, a minimally invasive epidural injection may be the right procedure for you.
What is an epidural steroid injection and how does it work?
An epidural steroid injection places the anti-inflammatory medicine into the epidural space surrounding your lumbar spine, helping to decrease inflammation in the nerve roots and reduce pain in your back and legs. Lumbar epidural injections have been highly successful in reducing pain for many patients.
Using X-ray guidance, our spine doctors are able to confirm correct placement of the medication during a lumbar epidural injection.
Wondering if this procedure is right for you? Schedule an appointment with a DMOS spine doctor.
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