Low back pain is the most common medical complaint in the country. Often, you just need some time to let your lower back recover from its painful condition. Sometimes, though, you require some pain relief while you undergo non-invasive, integral therapies to heal your condition. A caudal epidural steroid injection is ideal to help you through the period of recovery. To receive the most effective back pain relief in the safest and surest way, call on the spine experts near you at the Spine & Rehab Group. There are eight convenient locations in NYC in the Financial District, Greenwich Village and Midtown Manhattan. If you’re in New Jersey, visit an office in Bergen County, Morris County or Union County, including Paramus, Riverdale, Englewood Cliffs, Cranford and East Brunswick. Call today for a consultation.
A caudal epidural steroid injection is an injection administered into your low back through an opening in the sacral bone, called the caudal epidural. This procedure involves an injection of pain-relieving medication directly into the epidural space where you’re feeling the pain. The epidural space is a sleeve-like area between the dura mater and the vertebral wall that contains fat and small blood vessels. Spinal nerves go through the epidural space before traveling down to your legs.
Any structural changes to your spine in this area can cause inflammation or irritation to the nerve roots, leading to pain and mobility problems. The caudal epidural steroid, which contains a local anesthetic and a steroid medication, relieves the pain to improve your quality of life.
At the New York City and northern New Jersey offices of the Spine & Rehab Group, Dr. Amr Hosny and his team of experienced spine doctors use cutting-edge technology to diagnose your spinal condition and select the best treatment procedure for you. If you need a caudal epidural steroid injection, your spine specialist can perform the procedure right in the office.
A caudal epidural steroid injection bathes the epidural space with local anesthetic and cortisone. As a result, you receive weeks or even months of relief from the pain. The epidural space consists of ligaments, spinal discs and nerve roots. Any damage to a spinal disc can lead to a compression of the nerves, leading to low back pain. The same happens if you suffer damage to the ligaments. The injection is a minimally invasive procedure that offers multiple benefits, including:
This versatile pain treatment is ideal for treating a wide range of spinal conditions, such as:
Your spine doctor examines your spine using the latest equipment to diagnose your condition. The right diagnosis improves the outcomes of the lumbar epidural steroid injection and other spinal treatments.
An epidural caudal steroid injection can change your life by relieving pain and improving mobility. Factors that qualify you as a good candidate for this procedure include that you:
Dr. Hosny, a Harvard-trained and board-certified interventional spine specialist, examines your symptoms and the condition of your lower back to determine if you’re a good candidate for a caudal steroid injection. The treatment goals include pain relief and addressing the root cause of your pain.
A caudal steroid injection is an outpatient procedure, meaning the doctor allows you to go home the same day as the treatment. You can expect minimal downtime and few risks of complications. The procedure offers back pain relief within a few days. During a caudal epidural steroid injection procedure, you can expect:
You may experience some minor bleeding, pain or numbness at the injection site, but your doctor monitors you for some time before you leave the clinic. If pain in your lower back bothers you at all, don’t suffer needlessly. Contact the pain specialists at the Spine & Rehab Group. Led by Dr. Hosny, the friendly team talks you through your treatment options, risks and success rates.