EPIDURAL STEROID INJECTIONS
An epidural injection places medicine into the epidural space to decrease inflammation of the nerve roots with intent to reduce pain in the low back and/or legs.
- Reduces pain and improves function in the majority of cases within 3-7 days
- May provide permanent relief or provide a period of pain relief allowing other treatments, such as physical therapy to be more effective
Radiofrequency (RF) lesioning is a safe, proven means of interrupting pain signals. The goal is to provide pain relief by applying a controlled amount of electricity to a specific nerve that has been determined to be the cause of your pain.
- Radiofrequency current is used to heat up a small volume of nerve tissue, thereby interrupting pain signals from that specific area
- A low-risk method of treating mechanical pain syndromes caused by degeneration of the spinal facet joints and surrounding tissue