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.
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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I had my first steroid injection in my back since last March. So far so good. The best part of this experience today, by far, was the nurse anesthetist. Her bedside manner and attention to detail were top notch.