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What is a Lumbar Epidural Spinal Injection?

A lumbar epidural spinal injection is intended to relieve patients of severe or chronic lower back and radiating leg pain when conservative treatment such as medication, physical therapy, and other non-surgical medical care has proven ineffective in treating the patient’s discomfort.

The medications (generally a combination of a corticosteroid with a local anesthetic) are injected directly into the patient’s spinal canal at the most affected area, where the pain is being caused. This is to provide pain relief and reduce the inflammation and swelling.

Although most practitioners will agree that this is a form of temporary relief (anywhere from a week to a year), an epidural can provide ample pain relief to allow a patient to advance with a therapeutic physical therapy program.
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How a Lumbar Epidural Spinal Injection is Performed

Patients will usually be asked to change into a hospital gown and lie on their stomach, giving the doctor a clean, clear visual of the injection site.

After the injection site is cleaned with an anti-bacterial solution, a local anesthetic is injected, prepping the area for the larger needle of the epidural.

The doctor will then guide the needle using a fluoroscope, targeting the structure of the patient’s spine that needs relief. The procedure will generally take 10-30 minutes.


Discectomy in Orange County, San Bernardino, Riverside and Los Angeles County:

  • Lumbar Epidural Spinal Injection in and near Anaheim
  • Lumbar Epidural Spinal Injection in and near Colton
  • Lumbar Epidural Spinal Injection in and near Corona
  • Lumbar Epidural Spinal Injection in and near Garden Grove
  • Lumbar Epidural Spinal Injection in and near Irwindale
  • Lumbar Epidural Spinal Injection in and near La Mirada
  • Lumbar Epidural Spinal Injection in and near Long Beach
  • Lumbar Epidural Spinal Injection in and near Los Angeles
  • Lumbar Epidural Spinal Injection in and near Ontario
  • Lumbar Epidural Spinal Injection in and near Perris
  • Lumbar Epidural Spinal Injection in and near Temecula

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