The cervical portion of the spine includes the top seven vertebrae in the neck area. When you have a neck injury or degenerative disease impacting the cervical spine, inflammation can occur. Cervical inflammation can cause severe pain and functional issues in the neck, but it can also impact the shoulder, arm and hands. At Hanowell Spine Clinic, we offer injection treatment options to reduce pain caused by cervical inflammation, including cervical epidural steroid injections.
The vertebrae and discs in the cervical spine are susceptible to injury and degeneration. Auto accidents, sports injuries and repetitive wear on the cervical spine can result in injuries like herniated discs and fractured vertebrae that cause inflammation and pain. Degenerative diseases such as arthritis and disc deterioration also cause inflammation. Swollen tissue can put pressure on the nerves. This affects not only the neck, but it also radiates pain through the shoulders, arms and hands. To offer relief, steroid anti-inflammatory medication is delivered directly to the affected cervical spine area, reducing inflammation and pain.
Non-Invasive Neck Pain Relief
Cervical epidural steroid injections offer neck pain relief without invasive surgery. The procedure can be performed at our clinics, using x-ray guided injections to precisely deliver anti-inflammatory steroid medication. Our physicians will use a local anesthetic to numb the area before beginning the injection. In most cases, steroid medication begins reducing inflammation in a few days, resulting in less pain.
Cervical epidural steroid injections can be used for pain relief while an injury heals or to relieve discomfort from an ongoing degenerative condition. If you suffer from neck, shoulder or arm pain caused by inflammation in the cervical spine, contact us at Hanowell Spine Clinic in Covington, GA. We will devise a treatment plan that may include non-invasive steroid injections for pain relief.