For pain in the lower back, lumbar steroid injections can be an effective treatment solution that provides lasting relief. The Pain Management Center specializes in this and other injection treatments to help patients in Voorhees, Turnersville and Hamilton, NJ, find relief from pain.
What Are Lumbar Steroid Injections?
Lumbar steroid injections are a pain management treatment that involves the injection of a local anesthetic and a steroid medication into the spine in the lumbar region, or the lower back. This is often a preferred treatment for pain in the lower back, legs, and sciatica. Lumbar steroid injections will reduce inflammation around the nerves and the spine to relieve pain and increase your range of motion. As a result, patients are able to return to their usual activities and participate in other forms of therapy with less discomfort.
What is the Lumbar Steroid Injection Treatment Like?
The first step of the lumbar steroid injection treatment is applying a local anesthetic to the treatment area. This helps to relieve any discomfort that may occur during the injection process. Once the skin is numbed, a needle will be carefully inserted into the epidural region of the lower part of the spine. After the needle is in place, the injection will be performed. This treatment is typically completed in less than an hour. After treatment, you may notice some minor swelling or bruising at the injection site, but these effects usually fade within a few days.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect from Lumbar Steroid Injections?
After your lumbar steroid injection treatment, you will notice immediate pain relief due to the local anesthetic that is injected. This will wear off in a few hours, and pain may return briefly. The steroid medication will take effect within a few days, soothing inflammation so that you can enjoy long-lasting pain relief. The results from your lumbar steroid injection can last between several weeks and several months. The exact duration of these results will vary, so we will help you determine the kind of results that you can expect during your initial visit.
If you are struggling with pain in the lower back or sciatica, contact us today to find out if lumbar steroid injections are a good option for you. The Pain Management Center proudly serves the residents of Linwood, Turnersville, Hamilton, and the nearby areas of New Jersey.