A low back (caudal) steroid injection is an injection into the lowest part of the epidural space, which is a fat-filled area that covers and protects the spinal cord. This injection can help reduce chronic lower back and leg pain caused by a variety of issues, such as facet joint pain, sciatica, herniated disc, and more.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF CAUDAL STEROID INJECTIONS?
This injection can help relieve or diagnose pain. It is a less invasive procedure than surgery, and allows for fast recovery. It does not require a hospital stay.
WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE LIKE?
The procedure only takes a few minutes, and risks are minimal. Dr. Tariq will use a local anesthetic near the injection site to numb the skin and make the injection more comfortable. Once injected, the steroid medication actually moves up and down the spinal canal, coating the nerves near the injection site.
WHAT KIND OF PAIN RELIEF CAN I EXPECT?
Sometimes pain relief is short term, but in other cases, the benefits continue for some time. Patients should feel the results of the injection immediately.