Epidural Injections: The Villages & Ocala, FL
This is an injection of a combination of a steroid and a local anesthetic (numbing medication) into the area just around the spinal cord. They can be performed in the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine. The injection numbs the surrounding tissue temporarily and decreases inflammation of the soft tissue, particularly the nerve roots and spinal cord, which offers long-term pain relief.
Epidural injections are usually performed in a series of 2 to 3 injections separated by about 2 weeks to achieve best results.
If you are experiencing pain, we invite you to contact one of our offices (The Villages or Ocala, FL) to see if epidural injections may be a good treatment protocol for your pain.