Epidural spinal injections may be better known as “epidurals”. Epidurals are a non-surgical treatment for treating acute or chronic back pain.
Spinal nerves can become irritated or inflamed and cause a pinched nerve. This is often results in a slipped disc or spinal stenosis. These conditions cause severe acute or chronic back pain, as well as pain and numbness and muscle weakness in other parts of the body, namely in the hips, glutes, or legs.
Before you consider surgery or chronic pain medications consider one or more non-surgical treatments. An epidural spinal injection is an option.
What Is an Epidural Spinal Injection?
An epidural spinal injection delivers medication directly into the area around the irritated spinal nerves that cause the pain. This is the space around the protective membrane (or dura) that covers the spinal nerves and nerve roots. This is the epidural space.
An epidural is not a "cure" for symptoms of spinal compression, but it is a treatment. It is often used when the actual cause of the problem is being treated by physical therapy or exercise, or while you are considering surgery.
Talk with Franklin Pain and Wellness Center about the benefits of epidural spinal injections.