What Are Epidural Injections

Patients that are experiencing pain in their neck, leg, or back can be given epidural injections to relieve pain as well as improve their mobility without undergoing surgery. It can also be used as a diagnostic tool to determine where the specific nerve root level is that’s the cause of the pain and discomfort. Epidural injections are minimally invasive procedures that work well with other conservative treatment options for patients wanting to avoid surgery but experience pain relief. Most patients reap the benefit of the injection within a few days of the surgery.

Common Conditions Treated by Epidural Injections

The most common conditions that are treated by epidural injections are:

  • Disc degeneration
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spondylolysis
  • Sciatica
  • Radiculopathy

Facts About Epidural Injections

Here are quick facts about epidural injections you should be aware of:

  • Non-surgical, minimally invasive procedure
  • Benefits include both therapeutic and diagnostic
  • Relief from pain is felt within days after the procedure has been performed
  • Some patients see relief for as long as six months
Am I a Candidate for Epidural Injections?

If you’ve tried other conservative treatment options but they haven’t been successful in alleviating pain in your back, leg, or neck, epidural injections may be a good treatment option for you. Dr. Murthy will review your pain history, discuss your pain points and concerns, then outline a treatment plan just for you. If you think epidural injections are for you, contact our office in New York or Connecticut today.