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.
Neck Strain The portion of the spine contained within the neck is referred to as the cervical spine. That's the site for injuries known as neck strain. Symptoms include pain and possible numbness, dizziness, stiffness, and tingling. Treatment may involve taking NSAIDs, getting bed rest, and applying heat to the area.