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Overview
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.

Tissue Anesthetized
A local anesthetic is used to numb the skin. All the tissue down to the surface of the lamina portion of the lumbar vertebra bone is anesthetized. The physician slides a thicker needle through the anesthetized track.

steriod anesthetic injection
steriod anesthetic injection

Fluoroscopic Guidance
Using a fluoroscope for guidance, the physician slides the needle toward the epidural space between the L-4 and L-5 vertebra. A contrast solution is injected. The physician uses the fluoroscope to confirm the correct location of the needle tip.

Steroids Injections 
Steroids Injected A steroid-anesthetics mix is injected into the epidural space, bathing the painful nerve root with soothing medication.

fluorosopic guidance
steriod anesthetic injection

End of Procedure
The needle is removed, and a small bandage is applied to cover the tiny needle surface wound. 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.

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