Caudal Epidural Steroid Injection
Lower back and sciatica pain are common problems that can be linked to lumbar back or spine conditions. The nerve roots located in the lower or caudal epidural space can be irritated due to inflammation or other issues, resulting in chronic or acute pain. At CLEAR Wellness Group, we offer interventional pain management options for lower back and sciatica pain, including performing caudal epidural steroid injections at our clinic in Chicago.
There are a wide variety of spinal issues that can cause lower back pain and sciatic nerve pain. Herniated, ruptured or slipped spinal discs can press on nerve roots in the lumbar spine. Spinal stenosis, spinal arthritis and spinal fractures can all cause nerve irritation or inflammation in the lower spine, resulting in back pain or shooting nerve pain through the buttocks and legs. A caudal epidural steroid injection can help diagnose lumbar spine issues and relieve inflammation and pain.
Injection Therapy for Low Back Pain
A caudal epidural steroid injection can provide both a diagnosis and relief for low back pain. Our pain physicians perform a fluoroscopy-guided caudal epidural steroid injections to relieve inflammation and nerve interference. Injections contain an anesthetic that can provide immediate pain relief and diagnostic benefits, and the anesthetic effects will dissipate after a few hours. The anti-inflammatory steroid may take a few days to take effect, offering long-lasting low back and sciatica pain relief.
While steroid injections do not heal spinal issues, they can identify the area impacted by spinal conditions and offer pain relief. Most patients can use steroid injections a few times each year to manage chronic lower back pain and reduce the need for other pain medications.
If you are suffering from lower back pain or sciatica pain through the buttocks or legs, a caudal epidural steroid injection may be an option for relief. Contact us at CLEAR Wellness Group to schedule an appointment to meet with one of our pain physicians at our clinic in Chicago.