EPIDURAL SHOTS FOR BACK PAIN

Epidural shots

There are a number of different ways for treating back pain and sciatica, and epidural injections are one of those ways. BackFit Health + Spine provides patients with many ways of treating sciatica and back pain, including epidural shots. Using epidural steroid injections is completely safe, and we know that because epidural injections have been in use since 1950’s. People who suffer from lower back pain should only schedule a surgery when all other options have been exhausted. Epidural injections coupled with exercises can allow patients to postpone or entirely avoid surgery.

Epidural is also used for treating sciatica. Sciatica is a medical term used to describe the symptoms of numbness and tingling that originate in the lower back and moves down the sciatic nerve in the back of the legs. Sciatica is not a condition, it’s a symptom, but a very uncomfortable one. It can be caused by a degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, lumbar herniated disk, or spondylolisthesis. Despite the fact that more studies are needed, current studies show that over 50% of people with sciatica experienced pain relief when they were treated with epidural steroid injections.

Epidural for Back Pain Relief

Epidural for back pain goes hand in hand with back pain treatment because epidural shots are still the best way of getting a short-term relief. Epidural steroid injection should not be mixed with epidural anesthesia which is given just before certain types of surgery. Some benefits of treating back pain with the epidural injections are:

  • The procedure is almost painless
  • The medicine is delivered directly to the source of pain
  • The medicine flushes out inflammatory proteins
  • The procedure reduces swelling and pressure on your nerves
  • The procedure is quick, and you will feel relief almost instantly

Get in touch with our chiropractic care center Backfit Health + Spine and start your journey towards a life free from pain.

 

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