An epidural injection is an interventional pain management treatment for spinal nerve inflammation that causes neck pain, back pain, or pain that radiates into the arms or legs. At Silver Spine & Neurological Center — Interventional Pain Management & Spine Surgery in Sherman, Greenville, and McKinney, Texas, minimally invasive and complex spine neurosurgeon M. Viktor Silver, MD, FACS, FRCS, has helped numerous people get relief from their pain with precise epidural injections. Call the nearest office today or schedule an epidural injection consultation using the online booking tool.
An epidural injection is an interventional pain management treatment that delivers a corticosteroid and a local anesthetic into the epidural space near the spinal nerves.
At Silver Spine & Neurological Center — Interventional Pain Management & Spine Surgery, Dr. Silver administers an epidural injection to treat inflammation in the spinal nerves that cause pain in the neck, back, arms, or legs. He injects the medication into the spinal canal, bathing the inflamed nerve and reducing pain and inflammation.
Dr. Silver determines if an epidural injection makes a good back pain management treatment after a thorough evaluation. He may recommend the interventional pain management injection if conservative care fails to relieve your pain and an inflamed spinal nerve is the cause of your discomfort.
He uses an epidural injection to treat pain conditions like spinal stenosis, herniated disc, sciatica, and spondylolysis.
Dr. Silver has advanced expertise in interventional pain management and offers all types of spine injections. He also uses spinal cord stimulators (SCSs) to provide long-term pain relief for chronic pain syndromes and failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS).
An epidural injection is an outpatient procedure taking 15-30 minutes. While you lie on your stomach on the procedure table, Dr. Silver cleans the skin with an antiseptic agent and administers a local anesthetic to numb the area.
Dr. Silver inserts a small hollow needle into the epidural space near the inflamed nerve using fluoroscopic guidance. He injects a dye material to ensure proper placement and flow of the medication. Once he has the needle in the correct position, Dr. Silver injects the medication.
You may feel some pain at the injection site for a few hours, and Dr. Silver may recommend you take it easy for a few days.
Results from an epidural injection vary. However, you may experience relief from your pain for a few weeks or a few months. An epidural injection isn’t a long-term pain solution.
Dr. Silver repeats the injection as needed.
Call Silver Spine & Neurological Center — Interventional Pain Management & Spine Surgery today, or click the online booking button to learn more about an epidural injection and how it can help you.