If you are experiencing pain in the neck or upper back, it may be caused by the nerves in the cervical region of the spine. To help patients find relief from this pain, Advanced Interventional Pain Clinic offers cervical steroid injections to patients in Orlando, Longwood and Ocoee, FL.
What is a Cervical Steroid Injection?
A cervical 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 cervical region of the spine. This is the upper part of the spine, where irritated nerves can cause pain in the neck, upper back or shoulders. 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. Advanced Interventional Pain Clinic offers cervical steroid injections to help patients find relief from these symptoms and enjoy an improved quality of life.
What is a Cervical Steroid Injection Used to Treat?
The cervical steroid injection treatment is used to treat any pain that is caused by damaged or inflamed nerves in the cervical region of the spine. Symptoms may develop due to a herniated disc, injury or other medical conditions. If these conditions cause chronic pain such as back pain or neck pain, a cervical steroid injection may be effective. The cervical steroid injection soothes inflammation in the area while simultaneously providing long-lasting pain relief with the steroid medication.
What Can I Expect from a Cervical Steroid Injection?
During the cervical 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 cervical steroid injection treatment and tell you what you can expect from your treatment.
If you are suffering from back or neck pain due to irritated nerves, contact us today to determine if cervical steroid injections can help you find relief. Advanced Interventional Pain Clinic offers this and other pain management services to patients living in Orlando, Longwood, Ocoee and neighboring Florida areas.