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  • Epidural Steroid Injections

  • Spine Nerve

    What is an epidural steroid injection?

    An epidural steroid injection consists of the injection of the powerful anti-inflamatory, a corticosteroid, to the spine to reduce pain resulting from an inflamed nerve. This may be caused by a disc herniation, an enlarged facet joint or from an acute injury. It make take a few days for you to notice a decrease in your pain.

    Injection procedure:

    • You will need to bring a driver to take you home after the procedure.
    • If you are sick, the procedure should be rescheduled, especially if you are on antibiotics.
    • You will need to show up 30 minutes early to permit time for registration. The procedure will take approximately 20 minutes and will be performed with an imaging device. Please let someone know if you believe you could be pregnant.
    • If you are on blood thinners, please let us know when you are scheduling your appointment so our nurse can determine whether these are safe for the procedure. You may need to check with your doctor to see if it is safe to stop taking your particular kind of blood thinners. Check our medication page for more information.

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