Caudal Epidural Steroid Injection
A caudal epidural steroid injection can help reduce lower back and leg pain caused by sciatica, spondylosis, facet joint pain, spinal stenosis, herniated discs, and other back problems.
You have nerves that run from your spinal cord out to your back and legs. When one of those nerve “roots” (the end closest to your spinal cord) gets irritated and inflamed due to a damaged disc or other condition, it can cause back or leg pain.
A steroid medication can help reduce the inflammation and alleviate the pain. It’s injected into your back, into the area between the membrane that contains the spinal fluid (the dura) and the thickest ligament between your vertebra. The caudal canal is below the lower end of the spinal cord.
View this video to understand how a Caudal Epidural Steroid Injection is performed.
The caudal epidural steroid injection is an outpatient procedure. The medication can reduce swelling and inflammation of irritated spinal nerves. The injection takes only a few minutes to complete.
You may feel significant relief after one injection. Some patients may need multiple injections before they feel the full benefit of the medication.
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