Epidural for pain relief
Spinal injections are used to relieve back pain as well as to find the source of a patient’s back pain. An epidural injection is delivered to the epidural region of the spinal cord. Epidural for pain relief can help patients with pain in the neck, arm, lower back, or leg. An epidural is an injection of anaesthetic that goes into the epidural space close to your spine and reduces pain felt in your back, helping you to move more easily. If steroids are included in the injection, they will bring down any inflammation caused by the pain and may help the injection to work for longer.
The injection takes between 15 to 30 minutes and will be made in one of four areas, depending on the affected area of your back.
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