What is an Epidural Steroid Injection and How Does it Work?
An epidural steroid injection (ESI) includes a corticosteroid. All epidural injections, such as corticosteroid injections, help by reducing inflammation when delivered directly into a painful area. They work by flushing away the proteins on your spinal nerves that cause swelling.
Lumbar Corticosteroid Injections for Low Back Pain and More
An epidural steroid injection is a minimally invasive procedure that helps reduce back, neck, arm, and leg pain. It works by delivering corticosteroid injections to the epidural space, a fat-filled area just outside the dural sac in your lower spinal cord. One corticosteroid injection usually provides pain relief for a few months. The goal of an epidural steroid injection is to diminish pain so that you can enjoy your favorite activities.