Chronic pain in your back, legs, arms or neck may be caused by inflammation around the nerves that branch out from the spine. Epidural steroid injections reduce the inflammation to less chronic pain. Texas Pain Institute offers epidural steroid injections for residents of Fort Worth, Denton, Southlake and nearby areas of Texas.
What are Epidural Steroid Injections?
Epidural steroid injections deliver medications along the spine outside the protective connective tissue of the dura. The injections reduce any inflammation that places pressure on the nerves, which triggers pain messages to the brain.
What Types of Epidural Steroid Injections are Available?
At Texas Pain Institute, we offer epidural steroid injections that target pain in a specific area of the back, such as the lower, middle and upper back, as well as the neck.
- Cervical Steroid Injections
- Caudal Steroid Injections
- Lumbar Steroid Injections
- Thoracic Steroid Injections
What are the Benefits of Epidural Steroid Injections?
Inflammation along the spine is a leading cause of chronic pain in the neck and back. Introducing anti-inflammatory medications, such as steroids, into the tissues reduces the inflammation, lessens the pain and promotes healing of the underlying medical concern. Some patients who undergo epidural steroid injections at our practice find that they rely less on their pain medications and are more engaged in physical therapy and other rehabilitative treatments.
Am I a Candidate for Epidural Steroid Injections?
Conditions that may require epidural steroid injections for chronic pain are:
- Herniated discs
- Misaligned vertebrae
- Dural tears
- Ligament disorders
- Bone spurs
If you have one of these conditions or another spinal issue that causes chronic pain, you may be a good candidate for our epidural steroid injections. We recommend that you schedule a consultation to meet with our pain specialty physician.
How are Epidural Steroid Injections Performed?
Epidural steroid injections are made directly into the area where you have inflammation or other source of chronic pain. Due to the precision with which the injections are administered, we use an advanced type of imaging technology that allows us to guide the needle to the appropriate location near the spine.
Epidural steroid injections are safe and effective chronic pain interventions that reduce inflammation near the spine. Dr. Ved Aggarwal and his team offer epidural steroid injections for residents of Fort Worth, Denton, Southlake and surrounding communities in Texas. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.