Has a Caudal Steroid Injection been suggested?
Pain is a problem that many of us experience, and in some cases, we may deal with pain on a consistent and chronic basis. This cannot only cause us discomfort, there are times in which the pain is going to be debilitating, and it can certainly affect our quality of life. This is especially true if you have lower back pain, as it can radiate out into the legs as well as through other areas in the general location. This type of pain can be caused by many different problems, including herniated discs, stenosis, and radiculopathy. In order to treat this condition, your doctor may feel that it is best if you have a Caudal Steroid Injection.
What is this type of procedure?
When you have a Caudal Steroid Injection, you are going to be lying face down on a comfortable area in the doctor's office. During the procedure, your back is going to be arched by placing something under the area of the stomach, not only to give easier access to the spine but it is also going to help you to be more comfortable. A florist scope is going to be used to find it the opening at the base of the spine. You will receive local anesthesia and a needle was going to be inserted into the area, at which time you will receive an injection of an anti-inflammatory drug. This injection takes place in the epidural space which helps to cover the area with the drug, providing relief from inflammation and pain.
Is it always necessary to have Caudal Steroid Injection?
Although your Doctor may feel that Caudal Steroid Injection is necessary to help reduce your problem, it may also be corrected using other means in some cases. That is why it is important for you to check with the professionals at The Neuro & Spine Wellness Center to determine if there are other options open which will be less invasive. Although this procedure is minimally invasive, there can be severe problems in some individuals, including infections, allergic reactions, and other side effects. If you choose The Neuro & Spine Wellness Center to determine what the best course of action is for your spinal needs, you may be able to get the relief that you desire using other treatments.