Epidural Steroid Injections in Frisco, TX
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About Epidural Steroid Injections
Epidural steroid injections (ESI) are used to treat severe pain in the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar areas of the spine. The steroid injection is made up of a corticosteroid and an anesthetic numbing agent and is delivered into the spinal nerve. It is typically a solution that allows for healing and rehabilitation of the spine, as it works to reduce inflammation and swelling. At Lewis Pain & Physical Medicine in Frisco, TX, Dr. Jerry Lewis provides ESI to help alleviate spinal pain that can be caused for numerous reasons. As part of an effective treatment plan, an epidural steroid injection may be able to provide you with the relief you need while your body is healing from an injury.
To learn more about our Frisco epidural steroid injections or to schedule an appointment, contact us today.
What Are the Benefits of Epidural Steroid Injections?
Pain originating in the spine can be debilitating and keep you from living the life you want to lead. Thankfully, epidural steroid injections administered at Lewis Pain & Physical Medicine in Frisco, TX can help. Benefits of these corticosteroid injections include:
- Reducing inflammation
- Alleviating pain
- Fast-acting relief
- Improving mobility
- Increasing activity levels
- Customizable treatment options
- Minimizing the possibility of having surgery
- The potential for long-term pain relief
- Minimally invasive injections
Ideal Candidates for Steroid Injections
There are several conditions that can cause severe pain in an area of the spine, including spinal stenosis, spondylolysis, a herniated disc, a degenerative disc, sciatica, or as a result of trauma or injury. ESI can help provide relief from inflammatory conditions and can help ease pain to allow patients to complete physical therapy. The main goal of ESI is to provide pain relief so that individuals can resume their normal activities and perform rehabilitation exercises. Dr. Lewis can talk with you about the benefits of ESI and how it may be able to provide effective pain relief.
Dr. Lewis performs transforaminal ESI under general anesthesia. Using x-ray technology, he inserts the needle into the epidural space and uses the x-ray monitor to guide it toward the inflamed nerve root. For transforaminal ESI, the needle is placed to the side of the vertebra and for this method, one side at a time is treated. After the needle is correctly positioned, Dr. Lewis will inject the steroid medication and then remove the needle.
What to Expect After Steroid Injections
Following the ESI procedure, patients may need some time to fully wake up from the anesthesia. They may also need to be monitored for some time before they can be allowed to leave, and they must have a responsible adult drive them home. Patients may experience some soreness around the injection site and can take over-the-counter pain medications, such as Tylenol, to help relieve any discomfort. Results may take some time to appear and patients should be mindful of their pain levels in order to evaluate the effectiveness of the procedure for their specific condition. In some cases, patients may need to receive additional ESI treatments in order to achieve optimal results.
Achieve Pain Relief
Spinal conditions or injuries can be extremely painful and make it difficult to heal properly. With Frisco epidural steroid injections, individuals can experience pain relief in order to resume their daily life and complete rehabilitation.
Contact us today to learn more about our Frisco epidural steroid injections and to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jerry Lewis.
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Super professionals!!! I have been with Dr. Lewis' & his staff for many years. My experience with them is second to none - A-1 practice!!!!
Loved all the staff. The gentleman I spoke the most with was extremely thorough answering any questions I had as well as one of the other staff members I spoke with to review what Dr. Lewis prescribed. I highly recommend Lewis Pain Clinic. Also, they get you in and out. There wasn’t any waiting around for hours.
The staff remains exceptional. I have been a patient here for almost 3 years and have never had a bad experience. Erica (the RNP) listens carefully to address any concerns I might have. As a retired RN, I’m pretty fussy as to who I let take care of me. I can honestly “highly recommend” this group for pain management.
Everyone is kind and happy to help! They’re ALWAYS on time or early which is a great relief! It feels good to be heard, taken seriously and have it understood that my time is just as valuable!
The entire staff is absolutely amazing! They truly care about you and try to make sure you’re taken care of!