When you’ve tried everything to find relief from persistent back, neck, or leg pain, but nothing seems to work, an epidural injection may be the solution that gets you back on your feet again. The Expert physicians provide patients with epidural injections to help alleviate chronic pain so they can get back to focusing on their life instead of their pain.
What is an Epidural Injection for Pain?
Epidural injections for pain deliver anti-inflammatory medicine directly to the area around your spinal cord called the epidural space. Epidural steroid injections (ESIs) are commonly used to treat many types of low back and leg pain and relieve sciatica symptoms. The doctors may prescribe epidural injections as part of a comprehensive pain management and rehabilitation plan to help you "Restore Function & Relive Life".
In addition to treating low back pain, epidural injections can help alleviate pain in your cervical or thoracic spine.
How Long Will I Get Relief After an Epidural Injection?
Depending on your particular pain level and spinal condition, you may experience temporary pain relief from chronic symptoms ranging from a week up to a year. Epidurals work well for many adults when they are part of a comprehensive therapeutic treatment and exercise plan. The interventional pain experts explain their predicted outcome for you, and the many benefits of getting an epidural injection.
What are the Benefits of Epidural Injections?
Epidural injections deliver powerful medication directly to the source of your back pain, so they have more of an impact than oral medications. With an epidural, the medication gets there faster than if you take it orally. You also have fewer (if any) side effects than you would if taking oral painkillers. ESIs help control the inflammation that contributes to your back pain.
Other benefits include:
- Pain relief in your legs and lower back
- Improves mental and emotional health
- Improves quality of life
- Minimizes the need for prescription painkillers
- Can help you avoid or delay surgery
What are the Side Effects of Epidural Injections?
As with any medical procedure, there are some risks, and though rare, they may include:
- Temporary numbing
In most cases, these side effects are temporary.
Pain management physicians are among the most highly skilled in their profession, so you can trust them regarding procedures like this. When you have an epidural injection at one of their three locations in the Tampa Bay area, you receive the maximum benefits with minimal cause for concern.
Precision Pain Care and Rehabilitation has two convenient locations in Richmond Hill – Queens, and New Hyde Park – Long Island. Call the Queens office at (718) 215-1888 or (516) 419-4480 for the Long Island office to arrange an appointment with our Interventional Pain Management Specialist, Dr. Jeffrey Chacko.