Category Archives: Nonsurgical Procedures

Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection

Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection Overview This injection relieves pain in the neck, shoulders, and arms caused by a pinched nerve (or nerves) in the cervical spine. Conditions such as herniated discs and spinal stenosis can compress nerves, causing inflammation and pain. The medication injected helps decrease the swelling of nerves. Patient Sedated The procedure is […]

Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection

Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection Overview This injection procedure is performed to relieve low back and radiating leg pain. Steroid medication can reduce the swelling and inflammation caused by spinal conditions. Patient Positioning The patient lies face down. A cushion under the stomach area provides comfort and flexes the back. In this position, the spine opens […]

Sacroiliac Joint Steroid Injection

Sacroiliac Joint Steroid Injection Overview This injection procedure is performed to relieve pain caused by arthritis in the sacroiliac joint where the spine and hip bone meet. The steroid medication can reduce swelling and inflammation in the joint. Sacroiliac Joint Located The patient lies face down. A cushion is placed under the stomach for comfort […]

Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection

Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection Overview This outpatient procedure is an injection performed to relieve pain in the upper back. Preparation The patient sits or lies down to expose the back. The back is cleaned and sterilized, and a local anesthetic is administered to numb the tissue of the injection site down to the spinal column. […]