Epidural Injections for Neck and Back Pain

Relieve Your Neck and Back Pain With a Minimally Invasive Epidural Injection

Many people suffer from pain in their neck and back. Managing this pain can be difficult, and most pain sufferers often turn to narcotics for temporary pain relief. Although these medications provide brief relief, they are not the best method for back and neck pain management. For this reason, miVIP Surgery Centers often suggest an epidural injection for neck and back pain. It is a minimally invasive method to provide you with the pain relief you are seeking for your chronic pain.

Although there are several methods for back and neck pain management, an epidural injection has proven to be extremely effective. You are a good candidate for this procedure if you are experiencing the following symptoms:

  • You are suffering from an acute form of back pain, especially after an injury.
  • You have a problem with a herniated disc.
  • You suffer from spinal stenosis.
  • You are experiencing sciatica, a problem where pressure from the sciatic nerve travels down your legs
  • You have chronic pain after back surgery

How is an Epidural Injection Performed?

When an epidural injection is given to relieve back pain, the procedure is usually relatively quick. Most of the time, the doctor will use x-ray technology to determine the exact area where your body needs the steroid medication. Then, your back will be cleansed in preparation for the needle to be inserted. A numbing cream will be applied to eliminate the majority of the discomfort you feel throughout the process. Once this has been done, the medicine will be injected into the epidural space.

Some people feel slight discomfort from this procedure that is described as “pins and needles” or a tingling sensation. After the injection is over, the physician may want you to wait approximately 10 to 15 minutes in the office before you leave. This is to be sure you do not experience any extreme side effects.

Qualified Physicians at miVIP Perform Epidural Injections

When you visit miVIP, one of our qualified physicians will perform an epidural injection to help relieve your pain. Our physicians are well trained and world-class. They will provide you with the best care and help you feel comfortable throughout the entire procedure.

What to Expect After an Epidural Injection

After receiving an epidural injection for neck and back pain, you should rest for the remainder of the day. This is to minimize the onset of unfortunate side effects such as headaches, dizziness, vomiting, nerve damage, and infection. If you experience anything abnormal, contact your doctor.

The Cost of An Epidural Injection

Most insurance companies will cover the majority of cost for the procedure. However, depending on your plan, you may have some out of pocket expenses. If you are not sure about the cost, it is important to discuss this with your insurance company prior to the procedure.

Results From an Epidural Injection

The results of this procedure are temporary. They can help many control their pain. The steroids can last for a few days, a few weeks, or a year depending on your body. Although the procedure is successful at relieving pain, it should not be administered too often. For more information on relieving your neck and back pain with this procedure, contact our office today at 855.496.4847.