Epidural Steroid Injections
This procedure can help relieve low back and leg pain by reducing inflammation. Steroids are injected in the epidural space which is an area that surrounds the nerves within the spinal canal. While typically epidural steroid injections are a temporary solution, many times patients will get the relief they need for several months to a year allowing them comfort to recover. Some patients may require more than one injection to get relief.
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Dr. Hayward may also use a numbing medication to help locate the source of pain. This is also called a selective nerve block. By numbing the nerve that may be causing your pain allows Dr. Hayward to diagnose the specific pain generator and may be used for surgical planning.
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