If you have back pain, epidural steroid injections can dramatically ease your pain for several months or longer. At Noble Pain Management, the premier provider of comprehensive pain management services in mid-Missouri, Bradford R. Noble, DO, FAOCPMR, performs epidural steroid injections, among other treatments, administered conveniently in the safe and comfortable office in Columbia, Missouri. The practice promotes back pain awareness and advocates for those suffering silently. They’re here to help you put the burden of pain aside so you can enjoy excellent whole-body wellness and a better quality of life. Click the online scheduling link or call the office to make your appointment.

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Are epidural steroid injections used for back pain?

Epidural steroid injections deliver an anesthetic (numbing medication) along with anti-inflammatory medication to specific painful areas in your back or neck. The injections go into the epidural space just outside your spinal cord.

Epidural steroid injections numb painful nerves and reduce inflammation in the immediate area, leading to significant back pain relief.

When might I need epidural steroid injections for back pain?

If you have back pain that doesn’t improve with more conservative methods like physical therapy and medication, you could get relief from epidural steroid injections.

Some people also opt for epidural steroid injections when medication helps with their back pain, but they’d like a longer-lasting solution that doesn’t require daily pills.

You might benefit from epidural injections for back pain if you’ve had back pain for more than six weeks and your pain is very bad.

If you experience intense pain in your arms and legs from inflamed spinal nerves, then an epidural steroid injection might help. Often, nerve passages from the spine to your arms or legs become narrowed, resulting in pain, as this narrowing can cause inflammation of the spinal nerves.

Do injections help with back pain?

Some of the specific back pain conditions that injections may help with include:

* Herniated discs

* Lumbar spinal stenosis

* Degenerative disc disease

* Chronic pain following back surgery (failed back surgery syndrome)

Up to 80% of people with problems like spinal stenosis and herniated discs get good results from epidural steroid injections. Every person’s needs are different, so Noble Pain Management can review your case in detail and help you choose the pain relief method to serve you best.

Why does back pain keep coming back?

If your back pain comes back, you can have several injections yearly. Or Noble Pain Management may recommend another option such as radiofrequency ablation, an implantable spinal cord stimulator, kyphoplasty, or the mild® procedure for lasting results.

Noble Pain Management uses the latest solutions for back pain. To learn more about how the practice can help you, call the office or book your consultation online today.