The caudal region of the spine has nerves that branch into the legs, pelvic area and hips. Inflammation around these nerves may lead to chronic pain that can be reduced with steroids. National Pain Institute offers caudal steroid injections for residents of Orlando, as well as other communities in Central and South Florida.
What Are Caudal Steroid Injections?
Caudal steroid injections are a type of interventional pain management that targets chronic pain in the legs, hips and pelvic region. The treatment works by introducing steroid medications that have anti-inflammatory properties.
What Are the Benefits of Caudal Steroid Injections?
Lower back pain, hip pain and some types of leg pain may be caused by inflammation around the caudal region of your spine. Our caudal steroid injections reduce the swelling to give your relief from the discomfort. The treatment may also improve your mobility.
Am I a Candidate for Caudal Steroid Injections?
If your back, leg or hip pain has lasted for one month or longer, you may be a good candidate for our caudal steroid injections.
How Are Caudal Steroid Injections Performed?
At National Pain Institute, we use advanced imaging technology during the caudal steroid injection procedure to ensure a precise and accurate placement of the needle. The medication is slowly injected into the area of inflammation. You may feel a mild stinging as the steroids enter the tissues.
What Is the Recovery Like After Caudal Steroid Injections?
Caudal steroid injections do not require any downtime. We encourage our patients to spend the first 24 hours relaxing at home to give the medication time to work.
What Should I Expect After Caudal Steroid Injections?
The steroids may take a few days, and the effects may last for several months. If you continue to have chronic pain or if the pain returns, we can perform additional injections to help you feel comfortable.
Caudal steroid injections are safe and effective interventions for lower back pain and other types of chronic pain. At National Pain Institute, our team of pain management physicians offers caudal steroid injections for residents of Orlando, as well as other communities in Central and South Florida. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.