Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
Pain Management in Knoxville, TN
What is a cervical epidural steroid injection?This injection treats the pain of an inflamed nerve in your cervical spine. It relieves nerve swelling. If you have a herniated disc, spinal stenosis or some other problem that’s pressing on a nerve, it may help you. Omega Pain Doctor clinic in Knoxville offers a cervical epidural steroid injection as a safe and proven way to alleviate pain in your servical spine.
Cervical epidural steroid injection procedure
PreparationTo begin, you lie down. You may be given medicine to help you relax. You are numbed with an injection of local anesthetic.
Placing the needleNext, a needle is inserted through this numbed tissue. The doctor uses a fluoroscope (a video x-ray device) to guide the needle into the epidural space. That’s the space around your inflamed nerve. The doctor may inject contrast dye to make sure the needle is in the right place.
InjectionFinally, the doctor injects the medicine. It bathes the painful nerve. It relieves pain and swelling. If you have other painful nerves, you may need more than one injection.
End of procedureAfter your injection, you’ll be watched for a short time, then you can go home. To get the full benefit, you may need to come back for more injections. Your doctor will create a plan that’s right for you.
Cervical epidural steroid injection in Knoxville, TN
If you suffer from neck pain or other conditions caused by an inflamed nerve in your cervical spine, a steroid injection could be a suitable remedy for you. As a part of comprehensive pain management services, Omega Pain Management clinic in Knoxville, TN offers a cervical epidural steroid injection if appropriate for your specific condition. The team of medical professionals can administer the injection safely and without discomfort. To book an appointment with Dr. Igor Smelyansky and relieve your pain, call (865) 337-5137 without delay.