Poor posture and other conditions can contribute to pain and other symptoms in the upper back. If you are experiencing these symptoms, you may want to consider thoracic steroid injections at Advanced Interventional Pain Clinic. We offer this and other pain management services to patients in Orlando, Longwood and Ocoee, FL.
What is a Thoracic Steroid Injection?
A thoracic 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 thoracic region of the spine. This is the upper part of the spine, between the middle of the back and the neck. 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 thoracic steroid injections to help patients find relief from these symptoms and enjoy an improved quality of life.
What is a Thoracic Steroid Injection Used to Treat?
The thoracic steroid injection treatment is used to treat any pain that is caused by damaged or inflamed nerves in the thoracic region of the spine. Symptoms may develop due to a herniated disc, a pinched nerve, injury or other medical conditions. If these conditions cause chronic pain such as back pain, a thoracic steroid injection may be effective. The thoracic steroid injection soothes inflammation in the area while simultaneously providing long-lasting pain relief with the steroid medication.
What Can I Expect from a Thoracic Steroid Injection?
During the thoracic 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 thoracic steroid injection treatment and tell you what you can expect from your treatment.
Advanced Interventional Pain Clinic is proud to offer thoracic steroid injections to patients living in Ocoee, Orlando, Longwood and surrounding Florida areas. To learn more about this treatment or schedule your initial appointment, contact us today.