I have been referred for an epidural at a pain clinic due to lumbar sprain. What does this involve?

A Needle. Insertion of a needle between the protruding spines of the vertebrae into the epidural space (no nerves) and medicines are injected into the epidural space .

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Epidural for pain clinic due to lumbar sprain, what to expect?

Safe procedure in. Experienced hands. They will take you into a room with a fluoroscopy machine, which is a c shaped x ray machine that they can maneuver around you. They will take some pictures, put a needle in your back, position it correctly with x ray, and then put the medication in the epidural space (assuming translaminar) if transforaminal, will be slightly to the side. Procedure will be maybe a few minutes. Read more...