Epidural Steroid Injections

Integrated Pain Consultants | Scottsdale, Mesa, Phoenix, Arizona

Epidural steroid injections are a common treatment available to many patients at Integrated Pain Consultants. If you’re seeking help for pain management, please contact one of Integrated Pain Consultants’ three offices to schedule a detailed evaluation – (480) 626-2552 or book your appointment online today.

Epidural Steroid Injections | Integrated Pain Consultants Scottsdale and Phoenix Arizona

An epidural steroid injection is a minimally invasive pain treatment that can help relieve neck, arm, back, and leg pain.

Epidural Steroid Injections are safe to use on a variety of back pain, neck pain, and nerve pain conditions and many patients find the injection provides much-needed relief during acute pain episodes.

For some individuals, an epidural steroid injection alone reduces back or neck discomfort enough to return to normal activities. For others, epidural steroid injections are used in combination with rehabilitation, such as physical therapy. Pain relief from an epidural steroid injection can range from one week to one year or more.

Typical Benefits of Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Reduction of pain (primarily leg and back pain)
  • Improvement in function and mobility
  • Reduction in pain medication
  • Reduction of inflammatory proteins (chemicals contributing to pain exacerbation)
  • Delay or avoidance of surgery
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How Epidural Injections Work

The Epidural Injection Procedure

During a steroid injection, a small needle is inserted into the epidural space with X-ray guidance (fluoroscopy). After proper placement of the needle is confirmed, a corticosteroid, in combination with a local anesthetic pain medication, is injected through the needle. The purpose of the corticosteroid is to minimize inflammation and swelling in the epidural space, which takes pressure off the nerves and soft tissues to provide pain relief over time. The anesthetic pain medication provides immediate relief and flushes out inflammatory proteins that may exacerbate pain.

Conditions Treated with Epidural Injections

Epidural steroid injections in the lumbar spine help to reduce inflammation related to back pain. Several conditions that cause severe acute or chronic low back pain and/or leg pain from nerve irritation can be treated with epidural steroid injections.

Conditions treated with Epidural Injections include:

  • Lower back pain
  • Compression fractures
  • Lumbar degenerative disc disease
  • Lumbar radicular pain
  • Sciatica
  • Lumbar disc bulge/herniation
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Cervical degenerative disc disease
  • Cervical radicular pain
  • Cervical spinal stenosis
  • Cysts
  • Annular tear
  • Neuropathy
  • Postherpetic neuralgia

Epidural Steroid Injection Consultation with Integrated Pain Consultants

If you are suffering from chronic or acute pain, please contact Integrated Pain Consultants and learn if an epidural steroid injection is right for your particular situation. With three offices open in Scottsdale, Mesa, and Phoenix, Arizona, learn why we are voted “Top Doc” by Phoenix Magazine and read reviews left by other patients of Dr. Nikesh Seth and his amazing team of physicians and providers. Learn more about pain conditions, pain treatment, and please schedule your appointment by calling (480) 626-2552 or book your appointment online today.