On the day of the injection, you will be positioned comfortably on an examination table. The area where the injection will take place is cleansed and sterilized.
Lumbar Epidurals are a minimally invasive medical procedure designed to alleviate pain by targeting the epidural space in the lumbar region of the spine. This space houses the spinal cord and nerve roots. Through the careful administration of medications, including corticosteroids and local anesthetics, Lumbar Epidurals can effectively reduce inflammation, provide pain relief, and improve overall mobility.
Before undergoing a Lumbar Epidural, our experienced medical team will conduct a comprehensive evaluation of your medical history, symptoms, and relevant imaging studies. This evaluation helps us customize the procedure to suit your specific needs.
On the day of the procedure, you will be comfortably positioned on an examination table. The injection site will be sterilized to ensure a clean environment and minimize the risk of infection. To ensure your comfort during the procedure, local anesthesia will be administered to numb the skin and tissues around the injection site.
Using advanced imaging technology, such as fluoroscopy, the medical team will guide the needle into the epidural space within the lumbar spine with precision.
Once the needle is correctly positioned, the medication mixture, which includes corticosteroids for reducing inflammation and local anesthetics for immediate pain relief, will be injected into the epidural space.
With only a small needle involved, the procedure minimizes tissue damage and necessitates minimal recovery time compared to more invasive options.
Lumbar Epidurals focus on providing relief to specific nerves that contribute to lower back and leg pain, leading to effective localized pain management.
By reducing inflammation and pain, Lumbar Epidurals can improve your ability to move comfortably and carry out daily activities.
Many patients experience prolonged pain relief due to the anti-inflammatory effects of corticosteroids.
After the procedure, you might experience mild soreness at the injection site. This is a normal response and should dissipate within a few days. It is crucial to monitor your pain levels and any changes in your symptoms. Our medical team will provide you with post-procedure guidelines, including any limitations on activities. A follow-up appointment will be scheduled to evaluate your progress and the effectiveness of the Lumbar Epidural.