If you are suffering from pain in the lowest part of the back or legs, we may recommend caudal steroid injections as a treatment option. At The Pain Management Center, we offer this treatment to men and women living in Turnersville, Hamilton and Linwood, NJ.
What Are Caudal Steroid Injections?
Caudal steroid injections are a pain management treatment that involves the injection of a local anesthetic and a steroid medication into the epidural region of the lowest part of spine. We may recommend this treatment for lower back pain or leg pain caused by sciatica and other back problems. The caudal steroid injection reduces inflammation in the region to alleviate 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 Caudal Steroid Injection Treatment Like?
The first step of the caudal 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 lowest part of the spine, below the spinal cord. 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 Caudal Steroid Injections?
After your caudal 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 caudal 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.
To learn more about the caudal steroid injection treatment or determine if you are a good candidate for this technique, contact us today. At The Pain Management Center, we offer this and other pain management services to patients living in Linwood, Voorhees, Hamilton, and the neighboring communities of New Jersey.