Receive an Epidural Steroid Injection at Our Facility in Freehold or Monroe Township, NJ
An epidural steroid injection can help reduce pain and inflammation associated with spinal nerve root compression. Nerve roots can be compressed by bone spurs, herniated discs, or spinal stenosis, causing symptoms such as pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness along the course of an affected nerve (which is called radiculopathy).
The epidural space is the area outside the membrane that surrounds the spinal cord and nerve roots. At Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute, we can provide you with a steroid injection into the epidural space directly over a compressed nerve root to combat the resulting pain.
What to Expect
When you arrive at AOSMI for an epidural steroid injection, your procedure will begin with the placement of an intravenous (IV) line into one of your veins. First, an X-ray will be taken and your skin will be cleaned and prepared for the injection. The doctor will then insert a needle through your skin toward your spine to administer a numbing medication and steroid, then remove the needle and place a bandage over the injection site.
After the procedure, you will be taken to a recovery room where you will be monitored for up to an hour. You may experience some drowsiness, numbness, weakness, or tingling in your legs for the remainder of the day, but these residual effects should gradually wear off within a few hours.
Contact AOSMI Today
If you would like to learn more about what an epidural steroid injection involves or schedule an appointment at our facility in Freehold or Monroe Township, New Jersey, contact Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute today.