For many patients suffering with neck and back pain, epidural steroid injections can provide much-needed relief. Performed by board-certified, fellowship-trained pain management specialists, this procedure can offer relief from a pinched nerve or nerves in the neck or an irritated cervical or lumbar disc that has not responded to more conservative methods.
The simple procedure, which reduces swelling so patients experience a dramatic reduction in pain, tingling, numbness and other symptoms, is administered by a team of board-certified anesthesiologists.
As part of our multidisciplinary approach to patient care, our relationship with a team of board-certified anesthesiologists enables patients to undergo these injections without the sometimes associated anxiety and discomfort. The anesthesiologist administers an IV sedation. Unlike general anesthesia, you will not be asleep for your procedure, but your comfort is ensured and your health is protected.
In addition, the anesthesiologist is responsible for monitoring your vital signs during your procedure and until your discharge: just another way to ensure your safe return to your everyday activities.