What Is a Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection?
A lumbar steroid injection in the epidural space of your spine is a shot of pain-relieving medication. Administered next to your lumbar spine, the injection targets the source of your pain, which may be damaged or impinged nerves in your lower back. This pain medication eases the injured or irritated nerves, offering pain relief that lasts months.
Low back pain is a common cause of disability among American adults. The lumbar section of your spine supports and stabilizes your upper body while protecting the spinal cord and allowing you flexibility. Lumbar steroid injections are effective for a wide range of conditions that cause debilitating pain in your lower back.
Dr. Ilana Etelzon, a pain management physician in New York City, uses the most advanced minimally invasive techniques to treat low back pain. She also offers upper back pain treatments and mid back pain treatments.