The interventional pain management specialists at the Spine Care Center are professionally trained to provide you with pain relief for your neck and/or arm pain. A cervical epidural steroid injection is used to help calm down inflammation in the neck. If you are suffering with degenerative disc disease, herniated discs, or bone spurs a Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection may be significantly beneficial. Under fluoroscopic guidance, your pain management physician can safely and effectively insert corticosteroid and local anesthetic medication into the epidural space at the appropriate disc location. Sustained relief varies in conditions.
The appointment time for a Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection is approximately 45-60 minutes all together. There are 3 different stages to this procedure.
After your procedure you are asked to rest for the remainder of the day and avoid any strenuous activities. Tenderness at the site of needle insertion may occur, in which case ice may be applied for 20 minutes every hour if necessary. Normal activities can be resumed the following day without restrictions.
Certain procedures may be performed with local anesthesia. Your provider will discuss the necessity of this with you at your appointment prior to scheduling the procedure.