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What is the definition or description of: epidural steroid injection?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
4 doctors agree

In brief: An injection of a

Steroid type medication done under a local anesthesia with or without IV sedation in a sterile setting either with or without fliuroscopic or x-ray guidance into space below the lamina but above the dura or lining of the nerve tissue of the spine with the needle passing through natural openings between the lamina given for pain relief due to inflammation from a disc herniation or spinal stenosis.

In brief: An injection of a

Steroid type medication done under a local anesthesia with or without IV sedation in a sterile setting either with or without fliuroscopic or x-ray guidance into space below the lamina but above the dura or lining of the nerve tissue of the spine with the needle passing through natural openings between the lamina given for pain relief due to inflammation from a disc herniation or spinal stenosis.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
3 doctors agree

In brief: Definition

An Epidural Steroid Injection is an injection that is provided by a fellowship trained pain/spine specialist into the spinal canal area guided by X-Ray equipment to instill the steroid medication to relieve inflammation around nerve roots, spinal discs and other structures in the spine causing sciatica or back pain.

In brief: Definition

An Epidural Steroid Injection is an injection that is provided by a fellowship trained pain/spine specialist into the spinal canal area guided by X-Ray equipment to instill the steroid medication to relieve inflammation around nerve roots, spinal discs and other structures in the spine causing sciatica or back pain.
Dr. Qamar Khan
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Dr. Julian Goldman
Anesthesiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Steroids epidurally

Placing medication in the epidural space allows it to bath nerves as they leave the spinal cord and also to bath tissue near the spine.
Steroids are injected to reduce inflammation and swelling, and are typically used for back pain or "pinched nerve". The steroids require hours or days to achieve full effect. They steroid may be mixed with small amounts of local anesthetic.

In brief: Steroids epidurally

Placing medication in the epidural space allows it to bath nerves as they leave the spinal cord and also to bath tissue near the spine.
Steroids are injected to reduce inflammation and swelling, and are typically used for back pain or "pinched nerve". The steroids require hours or days to achieve full effect. They steroid may be mixed with small amounts of local anesthetic.
Dr. Julian Goldman
Dr. Julian Goldman
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Dr. Brian Le
Pain Management

In brief: ESI

An epidural steroid injection is a minimally invasive procedure that delivers steroids via a needle directly into the epidural space to help reduce inflammation.

In brief: ESI

An epidural steroid injection is a minimally invasive procedure that delivers steroids via a needle directly into the epidural space to help reduce inflammation.
Dr. Brian Le
Dr. Brian Le
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