What is a cervical epidural steroid injection?
During this procedure an anesthetic and a steroid are injected into the epidural space to reduce inflammation. There are various approaches to the epidural space in order to place the medication as close to the inflammation as possible.
An epidural steroid injection (ESI) is a minimally invasive procedure that can help relieve neck, arm, back, and leg pain caused by inflamed spinal nerves due to spinal stenosis or disc herniation. Medicines are delivered to the epidural space, which is a fat-filled area between the bone and the protective sac of the spinal nerves. Pain relief may last for several days or even years. The goal is to reduce pain so that you may resume normal activities and a physical therapy program.