Treatments

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Lumbar Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection

Many spinal conditions, including a lumbar herniated disc, can cause inflammation or pressure on the nerve roots leading out of the spine, resulting in pain, tingling, or numbness along those nerves. A lumbar epidural steroid injection may be used to reduce the inflammation around the spinal nerves. During the procedure, the patient lies down with a cushion underneath their stomach to increase flexion in the lumbar spine, giving more room...



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Cervical Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection

A cervical epidural steroid injection may be performed to relieve pain associated with inflammation around the nerves in the neck. The epidural space surrounds the dura. The dura is the sac around the nerve roots that contains cerebrospinal fluid and spinal cord and nerves. The nerves in the neck travel through the cervical epidural space before extending down through the shoulders and into the arms and...



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Lumbar Interlaminar Epidural Steroid Injection

Many spinal conditions, including a lumbar herniated disc, can cause inflammation or pressure on the nerve roots leading out of the spine, resulting in pain, tingling, or numbness along those nerves. A lumbar epidural steroid injection may be used to reduce the inflammation around the spinal nerves. During the procedure, the patient lies down with a cushion underneath their stomach to increase flexion in the lumbar spine, giving more room...



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Facet Joint Injections

A facet joint injection may be done to help diagnose the facet joints as the source of the patient's pain, as well as to provide pain relief. Facet joints are pairs of small joints in between the vertebrae in the back of the spine. These joints have opposing surfaces of cartilage, which limits friction between the bones. The joint is surrounded by a capsule filled with...