Epidural steroid injections for back pain relief are common treatment options for managing both neck pain and back pain. Generally epidural injections are used when the patient is experiencing nerve irritation resulting in pain into the hip and leg (lumbar radiculopathy or sciatica) or pain in the neck, shoulder, and arm (cervical radiculopathy).

Presented here are a couple of well done videos that describe the procedure of epidural steroid injections in more detail

Epidural Steroid Injection Annimation

This 3D medical animation begins with a detailed description of the anatomy and physiology of the vertebral column, spinal cord and associated components. The causes and mechanisms of spinal nerve root inflammation and pain (radiculopathy) are reviewed. The focus then turns to the treatment of lumbar radiculopathy. A detailed explanation of what to expect before, during and after the procedure is shown.

Epidural Steroid Injection – Actual Procedure

Physician performing an epidural steroid injection on a patient.

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