Lower back pain can have many causes, but lumbar steroid injections can help if the cause is related to the nerves in the lower spine. At Advanced Interventional Pain Clinic, we offer this treatment to the residents of Longwood, Ocoee and Orlando, FL.
What is a Lumbar Steroid Injection?
A lumbar 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 lumbar region of the spine. This is the lower part of the spine, where irritated nerves can cause pain in the back that may even spread to the legs. 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 lumbar steroid injections to help patients find relief from these symptoms and enjoy an improved quality of life.
What is a Lumbar Steroid Injection Used to Treat?
The lumbar steroid injection treatment is used to treat any pain that is caused by damaged or inflamed nerves in the lumbar 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, a lumbar steroid injection may be effective. The lumbar steroid injection soothes inflammation in the area and simultaneously provides long-lasting pain relief with the steroid medication.
What Can I Expect from a Lumbar Steroid Injection?
During the lumbar 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 lumbar steroid injection treatment and tell you what you can expect from your treatment.
Don’t let lower back or leg pain prevent you from living life to the fullest. Advanced Interventional Pain Clinic offers lumbar steroid injections and other pain management services to the residents of Orlando, Longwood, Ocoee and surrounding Florida areas. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.