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Cervical Epidural Steroid Injections

What It Is:

A Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection is a minimally invasive procedure in which a steroid medication is injected into the epidural space of the cervical spine. This area surrounds the spinal cord, and the injection helps reduce inflammation, relieving pain.

What It Can Treat:

This procedure is an effective treatment for numerous painful conditions including:

Cervical Herniated Disc

Degenerative Disc Disease

Cervical Stenosis

Nerve Root Compression or Irritation

How It Is Administered:

Preparation: You’ll lie face down, and I’ll use a local anesthetic to numb the area.

Guidance: With the assistance of fluoroscopic (X-ray) guidance, I’ll carefully insert a thin needle into the epidural space.

Injection: Once the needle is positioned correctly, I’ll inject the steroid medication mixed with a local anesthetic.

Recovery: You’ll rest in the recovery room for a brief period and receive aftercare instructions.

Typically, the entire process takes less than an hour, and you can go home the same day.

What Are the Risks?

While this treatment is generally safe, some potential risks and complications may include:

Infection at the injection site



Nerve damage

It is essential to note that these risks are rare, and I take all necessary precautions to minimize them.

If you are suffering from chronic neck or arm pain and believe Cervical Epidural Steroid Injections may be the right treatment for you, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Contact our office today to set up a consultation appointment. Together, we’ll work on a customized treatment plan to help you lead a pain-free life.