Back pain is often caused by inflammation in and around the lumbar spine. It can be caused by back injuries to the vertebrae or spinal discs. The source can also be degenerative disc disease, arthritis or another spinal disease. Reducing the inflammation can help reduce pain in the back, hips and legs, improving your ability to stay mobile and enjoy your life. Hanowell Spine Clinic offers lumbar epidural steroid injections that can minimize lower back pain and inflammation for temporary back pain relief.
Inflammation is the body’s natural response to protect an injured area of the body. Unfortunately, the inflammation also puts pressure on tissues and nerves, causing pain, weakness and other symptoms. Lumbar spine disorders are common, as the lower back is susceptible to degenerative disease and injuries. Repairing lumbar spine issues through surgery may not always be recommended due to the invasiveness and risk of the procedure. Injection therapy can be an option to minimize pain and improve mobility for patients who opt to use minimally-invasive treatments for their back pain.
Lower Back Pain Relief
Lumbar epidural steroid injections are used to deliver a local anesthetic and steroid medication directly to the area of the lower back with inflammation. Our spine specialists use an x-ray guided needle to deliver the medications to the targeted area in a quick, in-office procedure. The local anesthetic can offer immediate pain relief that will wear off in a few hours. However, the steroid will begin reducing inflammation over the following days, offering months of anti-inflammatory relief to minimize lower back pain.
If you suffer from lower back or sciatic nerve pain, a lumbar epidural steroid injection may offer relief from your symptoms. To learn more about our injection therapy options and other treatments to give you lumbar back pain relief, contact us at our Covington, GA, clinic to schedule your appointment.