Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injections
The lower back, or lumbar region of the spine, is a common area of chronic pain. The lower spine is susceptible to injuries and degenerative diseases that can put pressure on spinal nerves. There are a wide variety of spinal issues that put pressure on nerves in the lumbar spine, causing lower back pain and sciatica symptoms. Ospina Medical offers lumbar epidural steroid injections to relieve pressure on nerves in the lower back for pain relief, one of our intervention pain management options available at our clinic in NYC.
The epidural space in the spine is reserved for nerves that transmit pain and sensation to the brain. Many different issues can occur in the lumbar spine that narrow or invade the epidural space and impact the nerves. Herniated or bulging discs can expand into the epidural space, and bone spurs and thickened ligaments can irritate spinal nerves. Osteoarthritis and compression fractures are other causes of nerve compression or irritation in the lumbar spine. Relieving inflammation in the area helps alleviate nerve pressure and pain, which can be achieved with lumbar epidural steroid injections.
Lower Back Pain Relief
Lumbar epidural steroid injections can be used to relieve lower back pain at the source. If inflammation in the lower spine is irritating nerves, our pain specialists use an image-guided injection to deliver medication to the precise location. We use a local anesthetic to numb the area, then inject an anti-inflammatory steroid to the area of inflammation. The anesthetic offers immediate pain relief for several hours while the steroid begins to relieve inflammation over the next few days.
Lumbar epidural steroid injections help alleviate pain from several different types of lower back conditions. Plus, the injections can identify the location and source of pain for a long-term treatment plan for chronic back pain. If you have ongoing lower back pain or sciatica symptoms, come see us at Ospina Medical in Midtown Manhattan. We offer innovative treatments and injection therapy for interventional pain management.