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Epidural Steroid Injection (cont.)

Epidural Steroid Injection Procedure

After the area is prepared and numb the doctor will insert the needle though the skin toward the spine. Once the needle is in the proper space a small amount of dye may be injected to verify the position of the needle on the X-ray. After this the mixture of numbing medication and steroid in injected in the epidural space. The needle is then removed and a band-aid is placed over the site.

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