An epidural injection provides temporary or lasting relief from pain or inflammation in the spine or extremities. The epidural space is the outermost part of the spinal canal and injection will typically deliver steroids, anesthetics, and anti-inflammatory medications. The injection can induce some swelling in and around the spinal nerve roots, as well as any damaged roots.
What it Treats
Epidural injections can be helpful in treating:
- Chronic pain
- Bulging or herniated discs
- Spinal stenosis