Epidural Steroid Injection Topic Guide
Epidural Steroid Injection: Epidural steroid injection is a procedure performed to help reduce the inflammation and pain associated with nerve compression. Nerves can become compressed from conditions such as a herniated disc, spinal stenosis, or bone spur. Epidural steroid injections can be performed in the cervical, thoracic, or lumbar area of the spinal cord. An epidural steroid injection is an outpatient procedure.
Slipped Disk An abnormal, injured, or degenerated vertebral disk that has protruded against nerve fibers is called a slipped, prolapsed, ruptured, or herniated disk. A slipped disk may cause symptoms such as pain down the back of the leg (sciatica), numbness or weakness. Treatment may include applying hot or cold packs, limiting activity, taking pain relievers, stretching, performing strengthening exercises, physical therapy, massage, or surgery.