This injection is administered to alleviate pain in the lower back and legs due to swelling caused by spinal conditions. To prepare for the procedure, the patient will lay face down with a pillow under the stomach to allow better access to the epidural space in the spine. Skin and tissue around the lumbar vertebra bone is anesthetized using a local anesthetic and a fluoroscope is used to insert a needle between vertebra in the epidural space. When the location of the needle tip is confirmed and a mix of steroids and anesthetics are injected to soothe the enflamed nerve. After the procedure many patients will feel a significant amount of pain relief, however some patients may need to repeat the injection to feel the medication’s full benefits.
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How An Orthopedic Pain Doctor Can Help An orthopedic doctor specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and surgery of musculoskeletal disorders and injuries. The musculoskeletal system involves bones, muscles, tendons, nerves, joints, and ligaments. Orthopedic doctors are trained to use surgery... Know more →
Advanced Pain Medical Group runs the gamut when it comes to diagnosing our patients, identifying your pain’s point of origin with pinpoint accuracy. We then treat this pain with some of the following: