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Epidural Steroid Injection


Benefits of the Procedure

Epidural steroid injection helps reduce the inflammation of nerves, minimizing neck, shoulder, arm and back pain. It is temporary form of relief that allows the body to begin to heal itself. You may experience significant pain relief after just one steroid injection.

How does it work?

The procedure is performed to treat chronic lower back and leg pain. Using image-guidance from either fluoroscopy (low-dose, real-time X-ray) or CT scans, your physician will place a needle into the affected area of your spine and inject steroid medication to help reduce swelling and alleviate pain.

What to Expect Before and During the Procedure


Potential Complications

You will have the opportunity to discuss the risks and benefits with the physician prior to the procedure.

Information provided by Jefferson Radiology

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