How Long Do Epidural Injections Last?

Epidural Injections

Back and neck pain often radiates into the leg or arm – radicular pain – interrupting one’s daily activities, sleep, and overall quality of life.

back_pain.jpgIf you are experiencing radicular pain, you are probably researching relief through the non-operative procedure of epidural steroid injections – also referred to as ESIs. Epidural injections have become a standard practice of care for the treatment of radicular pain. The non-operative procedure of epidural injections are commonly used to treat chronic pain caused by: degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, herniated discs, spondylosis, sciatica, radiculitis, and radiculopathy.

Epidural Injections

The procedure of epidural injection is a mode of pain relief treatment commonly used in conjunction with physical therapy. A well-devised, multidisciplinary treatment plan – for instance, a regimen of physical therapy and epidural injection – at spine_and_sports_medicine will work exceptionally well to relieve you of your pain.

Epidural injections involve injecting medication – steroids and anesthetics – into the irritated nerve roots within the epidural space that is targeted as the area of pain.

  • The anesthetic works to intercept pain-spasm cycle and stop the pain
  • The steroid reduces inflammation and irritation in the targeted area
  • The combination of medication fans out to other areas of the spine, reducing inflammation and irritation

Lasting Relief of Epidural Injections

The powerful pain relief from an epidural injection should last for up to a few months.

If a patient experienced only partial pain relief after first shot, a follow-up epidural injection is scheduled about three later. Typically, if the patient experiences 100 percent relief, no follow-up epidural injections are scheduled.

At spine_and_sports_medicine, an individualized epidural injection schedule is developed for every patient according to their symptoms of pain.

Leading Provider of Epidural Injections

As a renowned provider of epidural injections, spine_and_sports_medicine’s pain management services include pain relief through the non-operative procedure of epidural injections. Receive multidisciplinary treatment for your radicular pain through physical therapy and epidural injection interventional pain management at one convenient location. To schedule your appointment with one of our physicians, please click below or call 212.986.3888.

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