Epidural Steroid Injections
Epidural Steroid Injections (ESI) use an anesthetic and steriod medication injected into the patient's epidural space to relieve or diagnose a specific spinal condition. This injection is indicated to relieve pain in the back or neck and radicular symptoms caused by pinched nerves in the cervical spine, thoracic, lumbar or caudal spine.
Conditions such as herniate discs and spinal stenosis can compress nerves, causing inflammation and pain. The medication injected helps decrease swelling of the nerves.