Epidural Steroid Injections
- Epidural Steroid Injections (ESIs) are minimally invasive procedures that can help relieve pain caused by inflamed spinal nerves. This can help relieve pain in the neck, arm, back, and leg.
- Injections can be done in the back or neck and medicine will be delivered to the spinal nerve through the epidural space between the covering of the spinal nerves and bony vertebrae (Figure 1). Our doctors are also trained in transforaminal injections that injects the medicine closer to the nerve (Figure 2).
- Pain relief may last anywhere from several days to several years.