Medication has advanced at an amazing rate, but sometimes they, along with therapies and nonsurgical procedures, fall short in treating pain in your lower back and legs. If you or a loved one are ready to do away with the discomfort caused by pressure on the spine’s nerves due to a bulging disc, epidural injections can be just what you’re looking for.
At Total Pain Care in New Jersey, we take pride in providing the most advanced personal treatments and know that familiarizing yourself with our information is the first step toward a pain-free life.
Know the Procedure
Epidural injections, containing strong anti-inflammatory medicine, are administered outside of the sac of fluid surrounding your spinal cord. This area is known as the epidural space. To begin the treatment, our pain-management specialists clean the area of the back where the injection will be administered.
The use of imaging guidance allows pinpoint accuracy when administering the mixture of steroid and anti-inflammatory medication, which decreases swelling on the nerves and relieves pain.
The procedure is generally used on patients with herniated discs, spinal stenosis, post-operative pain or other injuries. Some discomfort may be felt after the procedure, but this normally lasts only a few hours.
It’s important to understand that the effects of the medicine may not become apparent until two or three days after the procedure. With the help of epidural injections, you may enjoy short-term pain relief that can potentially last anywhere from a few weeks to a few months.
Total Pain Care is Here for You
If therapy, medicines and other treatments have done nothing to improve your pain, epidural injections may be just what you need. The pain management specialists at Total Pain Care are ready to evaluate your condition or injury.
We’ll go through every aspect of the treatment with you and your loved ones to help you feel at ease. It’s time to reach out for a pain-free life with our New Jersey-based treatments. Contact our office today for more information.