Caudal Epidural Steroid Injection
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This outpatient procedure is an injection of a steroid-anesthetic medication through an opening in the sacrum. The medication can reduce swelling and inflammation of irritated spinal nerves. The injection takes only a few minutes to complete.
What is a caudal epidural steroid injection?
This detailed video explains the entire process of a caudal epidural steroid injection, including preparation, anesthetic injection, needle insertation, contrast solution injection, medication injection, and ending the procedure. When the procedure is complete, the physician removes the needle and bandages the insertion site. The patient may feel significant relief after one injection. Some patients may need multiple injections before they feel the full benefit of the medication.