Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection
The thoracic epidural steroid injection is administered to relieve pain in the mid-back and shoulder blade area caused by pinched or inflamed nerves in the thoracic spine. Conditions such as herniated discs, spinal stenosis or arthritis can compress nerves causing inflammation and pain. The epidural steroid injection treatment for thoracic pain is injected into the surrounding area to help decrease swelling of the inflamed nerves.
Watch this video to understand how a Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection is performed.
Extended pain relief usually begins within two to three days from the injection. Some patients may only need one injection, but two to three injections may be needed to provide significant pain relief.
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