Epidural Steroid Injection

Find Relief for Lower Back & Leg Pain

An epidural injection is a common medical procedure used to provide relief from pain. The injection is given through a needle inserted into the epidural space, which is the area between the spinal cord and the tissues covering it. This space is located in the lower back, just above the tailbone. An epidural injection can help to reduce inflammation and pain in the lower back, as well as the legs.

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A medical joint injection can alleviate pain.

A CHRISTUS Health doctor will create an individualized treatment plan that will help you have more mobility and recover more quickly.

To see if you qualify for an injection, you may schedule a virtual appointment or see a CHRISTUS Health doctor near you.

More about Epidural Injection 

There are a number of different types of epidural injections, which may be used to treat a variety of conditions. The most common type is a steroid injection, which is used to reduce inflammation. Other types of epidural injections include:

  • Anesthetic injections, which are used to numb the area and provide pain relief
  • Nerve root blocks, which are used to block the nerve that is causing pain
  • Radiofrequency ablation, which uses heat to destroy nerve tissue that is causing pain

The effectiveness of an epidural injection will vary depending on the type of injection you are having. Generally, the epidural injection will provide relief from pain for a short period of time.

The decision to have an epidural injection will be based on your individual medical situation. Your doctor will help you to decide if this is the right treatment for you.

Get a Treatment Plan for Your Joints

CHRISTUS Health doctors can help you come up with the best treatment plan to combat painful, sore joints. Physical therapy and therapeutic joint injections are often used for a individualized treatment plan. Call CHRISTUS Health now to schedule an appointment with a specialist.