Pain in the lower back can occasionally spread to the legs, especially if the source of pain is the nerves in the lowest part of the spine. Advanced Interventional Pain Clinic offers caudal steroid injections to help patients in Ocoee, Longwood and Orlando, FL, find relief from this pain.
What is a Caudal Steroid Injection?
A caudal steroid injection is a pain management technique that involves the injection of a local anesthetic and a steroid medication into the epidural space surrounding the caudal region of the spine. This is the lowest part of the spine, where the spine meets with the coccyx and sacrum. Nerves in this region can become inflamed or damaged due to a variety of conditions, quickly causing pain and other symptoms to spread throughout the area and even into the legs. Advanced Interventional Pain Clinic offers caudal steroid injections to help patients find relief from these symptoms and enjoy an improved quality of life.
What is a Caudal Steroid Injection Used to Treat?
The caudal steroid injection treatment is used to treat any pain that is caused by damaged or inflamed nerves in the caudal region of the spine. Symptoms may develop due to a herniated disc, sciatica, injury or other medical conditions. If these conditions cause chronic pain such as back pain, a caudal steroid injection may be effective. The caudal steroid injection soothes inflammation in the area while simultaneously providing long-lasting pain relief with the steroid medication.
What Can I Expect from a Caudal Steroid Injection?
During the caudal steroid injection treatment, a small needle is inserted into the region of the spine where pain is originating. We will ensure that you are adequately numbed for this process. Once the needle is in place, the local anesthetic and steroid medication is injected into the epidural region between the spine and the spinal cord. The local anesthetic will provide immediate relief, although it will only last for a few hours. Pain may return briefly, but the steroid medication should take effect within a few days, producing the full results of treatment. You will need someone to drive you home after your procedure. During your initial visit with one of our doctors, we will determine the best approach for your caudal steroid injection treatment and tell you what you can expect from your treatment.
If you are suffering from pain in the legs or lower back, contact us today to schedule an appointment and determine if caudal steroid injections are right for you. At Advanced Interventional Pain Clinic, we are proud to serve the residents of Orlando, Longwood, Ocoee and the surrounding Florida areas.