Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection

Overview

A lumbar epidural steroid injection (LESI) places pain-relieving medicines into the space around the spinal cord and nerve roots. The injection combines a local anesthetic for immediate pain relief with a corticosteroid for greater comfort in the long-term. An effective treatment for a variety of conditions that cause pain, corticosteroids reduce inflammation and swelling, which lessens pressure on soft tissues and nerves.

Procedure Details and Expectations

This procedure takes place in our office and generally takes less than half an hour. You’ll remain awake and receive a local anesthetic, so you’ll feel no discomfort during the treatment. The doctor will use fluoroscopy (a type of X-ray) see exactly where to place the needle and confirm placement with radiographic contrast (dye). Afterwards, you’ll rest for about 20 minutes while we monitor your condition, then you’re free to go home (have someone drive you) to take it easy for the rest of the day. You may feel a little drowsy or experience some numbness or tingling in your legs for a few hours… this is normal. You should be able to return to normal activity the next day.

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My experience with Spine and Joint Pain group has been amazing the procedure on my spine went well and uneventful the procedure was clearly explained and of what to possibly expect from the procedure I would highly recommend them.

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