Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
When there are injuries or damage to the components in the cervical spine, it can cause a variety of symptoms. Pain, tingling, numbness and other sensations can be a result of irritation or pressure on the nerves in the cervical spine. One of the minimally invasive interventional pain treatments used for cervical spine conditions is steroid injections. At DOCS Health, we offer cervical epidural steroid injection treatment at our medical facility in Los Angeles.
The epidural space is the area surrounding the spinal cord. There are layers of tissue protecting the spinal cord inside the vertebral canal, with space between each layer of tissue. In this space, nerves exit the spinal cord and travel to the extremities. These nerve roots are often irritated or compressed when cervical spine conditions exist.
Herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis and arthritis in the cervical spine can all cause cervical radiculopathy and pain. Symptoms can include neck pain and radiating pain through the shoulder, arm and hand. Tingling, burning and numbness can also occur. Cervical epidural steroid injections may provide relief for some of these spinal conditions and related symptoms.
Neck Nerve Pain Relief Treatment
Cervical epidural steroid injections use a steroid delivered into the epidural space to relieve neck nerve pain. The steroid can coat the nerve roots to relieve irritation and also reduce inflammation in the desired area. This can release pressure on the nerves in the cervical spine that can cause symptoms of pinched nerves.
Cervical injections are an outpatient procedure that are minimally invasive in nature. Our pain specialists use advanced imaging to ensure the injections precisely deliver the steroid to the exact location needed. While cervical epidural steroid injections do not fix the problem, they can offer temporary relief from neck pain and other nerve radiculopathy symptoms.
If you are experiencing neck pain and other symptoms of aggravated nerves in the cervical spine, steroid injections may give you relief. To learn more about interventional pain treatments we offer for cervical conditions, contact us at DOCS Health to schedule your consultation at our facility in Los Angeles, CA.