Caudal Epidural Steroid Injections are one option for pain management at Advanced Pain Medical Group in Los Angeles, CA. This safe and effective treatment is tailored for adults dealing with significant lower back or leg pain, commonly associated with conditions such as spinal stenosis or disc herniation.
Understanding The Caudal Epidural Steroid Injection
The Caudal Epidural Steroid Injection is a minimally invasive treatment procedure intended to provide relief from chronic back and leg pain that typically stems from conditions such as spinal stenosis, herniated discs, or sciatica. It involves administering a combined solution of a corticosteroid, which acts as an anti-inflammatory agent, and a local anesthetic into the epidural space located in the lower region of the spine.
This procedure, while not a permanent solution, can provide a significant reduction in pain levels so that patients are able to participate in daily activities and undergo physical therapy, if necessary. It’s a pre-emptive remedy to control the progression of underlying conditions and improve the overall quality of life.
Why Would You Need A Caudal Epidural Steroid Injection?
Patients typically require a Caudal Epidural Steroid Injection when they experience persistent lower back, tailbone, and leg pain caused by inflamed nerves in the lower spine. Common conditions that contribute to such nerve inflammation include:
The Caudal Epidural Steroid Injection Procedure
At our center, our pain management specialist guides you through the entire Caudal Epidural Steroid Injection procedure. The process typically requires the use of a fluoroscope for proper needle placement. This outpatient procedure generally lasts between 15 and 30 minutes.
Comfort & Accuracy Ensures A Quick Procedure
The procedure is executed under stringent sterile conditions to mitigate the risk of infection. The patient is positioned in such a way that the physician can easily access the lower spine.
A skin-numbing agent is applied to ensure patient comfort during the treatment. Using an imaging technique known as fluoroscopy for guidance, the physician will accurately insert a small, thin needle into the epidural space.
A Combined Solution Keeps Up The Pain Relief
The combined solution is then carefully injected into this space. The local anesthetic immediately works to alleviate pain, while the corticosteroid reduces inflammation within the area, which in turn, provides long-term relief from pain.
Close Monitoring Ensures A Safe Recovery
Following the procedure, patients are closely monitored by medical personnel to ensure a safe recovery and to provide any necessary post-procedure care. The effects of the injection may take effect gradually over the course of a week or two and can provide pain relief that lasts for several months.
Benefits of Caudal Epidural Steroid Injection
Caudal Epidural Steroid Injection offers several benefits, especially when implemented as part of a comprehensive pain management strategy:
- Pain Relief: The injection provides a significant reduction in lower back and leg pain, enabling patients to resume normal activities.
- Reduction In Inflammation: Steroid reduces inflammation around the nerve root and the surrounding tissues, reducing discomfort.
- Non-Invasive: The process is less invasive than surgery yet still effective in managing pain.
Don’t Wait To Deal With Lower Back & Leg Pain
At Advanced Pain Medical Group, we offer the expertise and technical proficiency necessary to administer Caudal Epidural Steroid Injections effectively. Our team of skilled healthcare professionals is committed to providing the utmost care, ensuring your comfort and safety every step of the way.
Dealing with lower back or leg pain can be debilitating, but there is relief available. Advanced Pain Medical Group is your trusted provider of Caudal Epidural Steroid Injections services in Los Angeles, Kern, and Ventura County. Take the first step towards a pain-free life by reaching out to us today.