What is an Epidural Steroid Injection?

//What is an Epidural Steroid Injection?

What is an Epidural Steroid Injection?

The epidural steroid injection is the placement of cortisone, a powerful anti inflammatory agent, into the epidural space, which approximates the disc and spinal column. The treatment of epidural injection has been around for over 40 years. It involves using either steroids or anesthetic agents allowing good benefit with minimal risk. The main goal of the epidural injection is to decrease any inflammation or pain resulting from disc problems, arthritis, or stenosis, which may be irritating a spinal nerve.

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About the Author:

Dr. Scott Naftulin received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Ursinus College and his Medical Degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with a sub-specialty in Pain Medicine. Dr. Naftulin received specialized training in interventional pain management and performs a variety of diagnostic, therapeutic and image-guided procedures.