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.
Spinal Stenosis Spinal stenosis, an abnormal narrowing of the spinal canal. The most common cause of spinal stenosis is degenerative arthritis. There are types of spinal stenosis that depends on the location along the spine, cervial, thoraci, or lumbar. Symptoms are generally experienced to the areas of the body that is regulated by that portoin of the nerves in the spinal chord. Treatment is generally surgery.