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Caudal Steroid Injection
Pain Management in Knoxville, TN

What is an epidural steroid injection?

This outpatient procedure is an injection of a steroid-anesthetic medication. The medication can reduce swelling and inflammation of irritated spinal nerves. This procedure is performed to relieve pain in the lower back and pain that radiates from the back to the legs. The caudal steroid injection in Knoxville, TN pain clinic takes only a few minutes to complete. 

Caudal epidural steroid injection procedure


In preparation for the procedure, the patient lies face down. A cushion is placed under the abdomen to elevate the sacrum.

Caudal Steroid Injection in Knoxville, TN - Omega Pain Management

Anesthetic Injected

The physician administers a local anesthetic to numb the skin and the tissue above the small opening at the base of the sacrum. This opening is called the sacral hiatus.

Needle Inserted

When the area is numb, the physician guides a needle through the sacral hiatus and into the caudal epidural space. This is the open space in the sacrum where the irritated nerve roots are located.

Contrast Solution Injected

The physician injects contrast solution through the needle. The physician uses a fluoroscope (a type of x-ray device) to confirm that the tip of the needle is positioned correctly within the epidural space.

Medication Injected

After the needle’s position has been confirmed, the physician injects a steroid-anesthetic medication. This medication bathes the irritated nerve roots. It will help alleviate the patient’s pain.

End of 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.

Caudal Steroid Injection Procedure - Knoxville Omega Pain Management
Caudal Steroid Injection Procedure - Knoxville Omega Pain Management

Caudal epidural steroid injection in Knoxville, TN

Caudal epidural steroid injection is a safe and effective treatment option for individuals suffering from chronic pain in the lower back. Omega Pain Management clinic in Knoxville, TN, under the guidance of Dr. Igor Smelyansky, MD provides top-notch services to patients in need of relief. With years of experience in pain management, Dr. Smelyansky and his team have helped countless patients overcome their discomfort and resume their normal activities. To book an appointment for a caudal epidural steroid injection consultation at the Knoxville pain clinic, call 865-337-5137.