Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection

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This injection procedure is performed to relieve low back and radiating leg pain. Steroid medication can reduce the swelling and inflammation caused by spinal conditions.

What is a lumbar epidural steroid injection?

This detailed video describes a lumbar epidural steroid injection, including preparation, patient positioning, tissue anesthetization, fluoroscopic guidance, steroid injection, and ending the procedure. In some cases it may be necessary to repeat the procedure as many as three times to get the full benefit of the medication. Many patients get significant relief from only one or two injections.