Epidural Steroid Injections

Epidural Steroid Injections for Back Pain and Sciatica

An Epidural Steroid Injection is a medical procedure that is conducted when other nonsurgical treatments have failed to eliminate lower back and radiating leg pain caused by herniated discs and inflamed spinal nerves. Epidural Steroid Injections have been used for such purposes for decades.  The procedure involves placement of very strong anti-inflammatory medication close to the inflamed nerves using a fine needle and x-ray guidance.

The Procedure

The epidural steroid injection is administered in the office or in some cases in a surgical center with local anesthetic.  The injection is given with the patient laying down on their stomach and usually takes 5-10 minutes with a 20 minute post-injection observation and recovery period. 

lumbar epidural injectionTo see how this information is performed please see the following videos:

Why Choose Integrative Spine and Orthopedic Rehabilitation?

Dr. Alicia Carter has over 15 years of experience treating spinal conditions and performing spinal injections.  Dr. Carter is a respected Assistant Clinical Professor at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.  She has taught spinal injection techniques at national leading organizations including the North American Spine Society. For more information on Dr. Alicia Carter, read her Bio:

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