Epidural Steroid Injections can provide welcome relief for patients suffering with sciatica. For our Monmouth County sciatica patients, we provide Epidural Steroid Injections as part of a larger program of conservative pain management.
Conveniently performed by the pain management specialists in our Red Bank, NJ office, Epidural Steroid Injections provide a targeted approach for reducing the inflammation, pain, numbness, and muscle weakness associated with sciatica. Our physicians use Fluoroscopy (imaging technology that provides real-time, moving images of the musculoskeletal system) in order to perform the most accurate and effective injections possible.
Epidural Steroid Injections are often included in programs of pain management for sciatica, not only for the relief of symptoms, but also to accomplish a number of other important goals. Some of these objectives are listed below:
• Rehabilitation: While Epidural Steroid Injections do not correct the causes of sciatica symptoms, they do provide relief in order for patients to participate in programs of physical therapy and/or chiropractic. For sciatica patients suffering from a herniated disc, for example, rehabilitation strategies may include therapeutic exercise, lumbar traction, and chiropractic care. All of these healthcare modalities, in addition to acupuncture, are offered in our office.
• Avoiding Surgery: As an exponentially increasing number of patients undergo surgery for lower back pain, a well-documented trend has emerged: many of these surgeries are not only unnecessary, they have also proven to be ineffective. Epidural Steroid Injections are just one part of Monmouth Pain’s dedication to helping patients avoid surgery.
• Reducing/Eliminating Painkilling Medications: Patients often underestimate the serious repercussions related to the long-term use or overuse of analgesic medications. Over-the-counter drugs and prescription painkillers can pose a serious risk to the liver, kidneys, and gastrointestinal tract. Additionally, oral medications are unable to provide the type of targeted approach provided by Epidural Steroid Injections.