Ease Chronic Back Pain with Epidural Steroid Injections
Using Epidural Steroid Injections to Manage Back Pain
Chronic back pain is a very common complaint — and trying to manage it can be taxing, both mentally and physically. Some people may only experience mild symptoms such as a dull ache or a sharp pain sensation, which resolves on its own. However, others can experience more severe symptoms such as arthritis, radiating pain in the leg, or pain that gets worse by moving. Chronic back pain can be crippling, but there is a way to help ease it through the use of epidural steroid injections. Here’s how it works.
Who is a Good Candidate?
To get an epidural steroid injection, you must first qualify for candidacy. People who experience and suffer from pain in their lower back, leg, neck, or arms can be considered good candidates. Those who suffer from neurological conditions such as spinal stenosis, sciatica, or degenerative disc disease may also benefit from epidural steroid injections.
Epidural Steroid Injections Can Help Reduce Inflammation
One of the top benefits of receiving an epidural injection is its ability to reduce inflammation. When someone's experiencing chronic back pain, it's often associated with issues like osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is the inflammation of the joints, which in this case, is the spine.
This painful condition can cause joint inflammation, which limits mobility and make activities of daily living unbearable. An epidural steroid injection helps to relieve the inflammation, which, in turn, reduces pain.
Epidural Injections Are Minimally Invasive
Epidural steroid injections are minimally invasive, which means lengthy recovery period is not required. While some patients do experience injection site tenderness, this resolves quickly as well. Since the medication is delivered directly into the affected areas, most patients can resume regular activity immediately after treatment.
Contact Colorado Clinic
Living with chronic pain can be life-altering and, in some cases, have debilitating effects. However, there are ways you can find relief through many different pain management treatments. If you are suffering from chronic pain, we can help create a pain management treatment plan that is right for you.
Contact Colorado Clinic at (970) 355-3225 today for more information on how we can help you live a better quality of life through interventional pain management. If your chronic pain hasn't responded to other treatments, Interventional Medicine might be right for you. Contact us today to schedule a consult with one of our Interventional Pain Management specialists.