What Is A Caudal Epidural Steroid Injection?

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What Is A Caudal Epidural Steroid Injection?

What Is A Caudal Epidural Steroid Injection?

caudal steroidThis is an outpatient procedure where the patient receives an injection of a steroid-anesthetic medication through an opening in the sacrum. This is the lowest portion of the epidural space.  The medication can reduce swelling and inflammation of irritated spinal nerves. The injection takes only a few minutes to complete.

Why Get This Procedure

A caudal steroid injection can help you if you suffer from lower back and leg pain caused by sciatica, herniated discs, bone spurs or other back problems. You have nerves that run from your spinal cord out to your back and legs.  Some patients say pain relief started within 30 minutes after the injection. For some the pain may return a few hours later as the local anesthetic wears off.  The long term relief usually starts two or three days after the for some, the relief lasts several months or longer.

Louisiana Pain Specialists

Caudal Epidural Steroid Injection performed by top pain management doctors, at Louisiana Pain Specialists, in Kenner, Metairie, Marrero, New Orleans, New Orleans East, LaPlace and Baton Rouge.

At Louisiana Pain Specialists, our focus is on improving the quality of life of our patients. We have helped thousands of our patients get back to doing what is important to them: working, having restful sleep, spending quality time with friends and family, and participating in their normal daily life. We have been successful in caring for patients with challenging conditions, for whom other treatment plans have failed. we provide quick access to accurate diagnosis and comprehensive treatment for those who suffer from chronic and acute pain.

2018-12-20T20:52:59+00:00December 19th, 2018|Back Pain, blog|