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What are Epidural steroid injections (ESIs)?

Epidural Injection

Epidural steroid injections (ESIs) are a common treatment option for a variety of spinal conditions that can cause pain, including herniated discs, spinal stenosis, and degenerative disc disease. At Peak Spine & Sports Medicine, we offer ESIs as part of our comprehensive approach to pain management, and our team of experienced medical professionals is committed to providing personalized, effective care that meets the unique needs of each patient.

ESIs involve injecting a mixture of anesthetic and steroid medication directly into the epidural space surrounding the spinal cord. The medication works to reduce inflammation and alleviate pain, allowing patients to participate in physical therapy and other activities that can help to improve their overall condition.

While ESIs can be highly effective in reducing pain, it is important to note that they are not a cure for spinal conditions. Patients may need to receive multiple injections over time to achieve the desired level of pain relief, and it is important to work closely with a medical professional to determine the best treatment plan for your individual needs.

If you are experiencing chronic pain related to a spinal condition, we encourage you to speak with a medical professional to explore your treatment options and develop a personalized care plan that can help you to achieve your goals.


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