Epidural Steroid Injections are recommended for patients suffering from the extreme pain, numbness, weakness, and other symptoms related to the compression and irritation of the nerve roots. For example, osteoarthritis may be the cause of spinal stenosis, a condition marked by the narrowing of the spinal canal. This places pressure on the nerves and leads to the symptoms of sciatica.
Epidural Steroid Injections are performed on-site in our Red Bank pain management office. Using live x-ray (diagnostic technology known as Fluoroscopy), our pain management specialists are able to make the most accurate diagnoses and injections possible.
This procedure involves the injection of a long-lasting steroid into the spine’s epidural space. In some cases, an anesthetic numbing agent is also injected to provide immediate relief while helping to flush out inflammatory, pain-causing proteins from the area. Saline may also be used for this purpose.
Steroid medication coats the spinal nerves and facet joints in order to provide longer-lasting relief from pain and other symptoms, including radicular pain (pain that travels down the legs or arms, depending on where symptoms are felt). By reducing inflammation in the facet joints, arthritis patients can find relief through Epidural Steroid Injections.
Contact our office to learn more about Epidural Steroid Injections for arthritis in Red Bank, NJ. Our Monmouth County pain management office provides a variety of interventional procedures for arthritis patients in addition to physical therapy, chiropractic, and acupuncture.