Conditions that cause lower back pain typically involve inflammation that places pressure on the nerves in the lumbar region of the spine. Texas Pain Institute offers lumbar steroid injections for residents of Fort Worth, Denton, Southlake and nearby areas of Texas to reduce inflammation and lessen their pain symptoms.
What are Lumbar Steroid Injections?
Lumbar steroid injections are recommended to reduce inflammation around the lower part of the spine. The injections may be recommended for patients who continue to have leg pain or sciatica while taking medications or physical therapy. Inflammation puts pressure on the nerves, and this is the genesis of chronic lower back pain.
What are the Benefits of Lumbar Steroid Injections?
Chronic pain is one of the primary reasons that people rely on medications for underlying medical conditions, as well as a significant barrier to physical therapy. Our interventional pain management services address the pain so that your body can heal, and you can improve your quality of life.
Am I a Candidate for Lumbar Steroid Injections?
Lumbar steroid injections are typically recommended for:
- Lower back pain
- Some types of leg pain
How are Lumbar Steroid Injections Performed?
Texas Pain Institute is fully equipped with the most advanced technologies available for interventional pain management. We use imaging technologies to guide our needle placement. Once the needle is in position near the nerves of the lower spine, we slowly administer the medication. The injection may contain a numbing agent to provide immediate relief to you while the steroids start to reduce the inflammation. The benefits of lumbar steroid injections may last a few months or up to one year. If your pain returns, we will perform follow-up injections to help you feel comfortable.
What is the Recovery Like After Lumbar Steroid Injections?
Our lumbar steroid injections do not require any specific recovery or changes to your activities. The treatment will not cure the underlying medical concern. You should follow the instructions of your primary and specialty physicians with regards to healing and rehabilitating your body.
What is the Prognosis After Lumbar Steroid Injections?
Lumbar steroid injections tend to be effective for four to 12 months, and this varies significantly by patient. Should your pain return at some point, contact us to schedule a follow-up appointment for another series of injections.
Dr. Ved Aggarwal and his team offer lumbar steroid injections for residents of Fort Worth, Denton, Southlake and surrounding communities in Texas. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.