Intrathecal Pump Implant
Epidural injection is an outpatient procedure that your doctor may use to treat back pain. During the procedure, medications, usually an anesthetic and an anti-inflammatory, are injected into outermost layer of the spinal cord, called the epidural space. This can reduce the inflammation causing the pain, or block the pain signals from reaching the brain.
Commonly used to treat pain due to:
- Spinal stenosis (Narrowing of the lower spine)
- Radiculopathy (Nerve damage that causes pain to radiate to limbs)
- Degenerative disk disease (Break down of disks between vertebrae of the spine)
- Facet arthritis (Inflammation of the joints of the spine)
- Nerve compression