Epidural steroid injections help ease pain from inflamed nerves in the low back or neck
Lower Back Pain with Leg Pain & Neck Pain with Arm Pain
Epidurals are a very common and effective treatment for pain in the low back or neck that may radiate into the legs or arms. An epidural involves injecting local anesthetic and steroid medication into the epidural space surrounding the spinal canal. It is this area that degenerating discs, bulging discs, or herniated discs can cause inflammation and/or irritation of the nerves that go to the arms and legs. Epidural steroid injections can help alleviate pain by reducing inflammation and swelling. Injections along with a functional therapy program provide the best outcomes.