Your persistent lower back pain may be worsened by inflammation around the lumbar vertebrae of your spine. Lumbar steroid injections are safe and effective treatments for this type of chronic pain. National Pain Institute offers lumbar steroid injections for residents of Orlando, as well as other communities in Central and South Florida.
What Are Lumbar Steroid Injections?
Lumbar steroid injections are a type of chronic pain treatment that is recommended for patients who have pain in the lower back for more than four months. We may recommend lumbar steroid injections if you have:
- Herniated disc in the lumbar vertebrae.
- Degeneration of the discs.
- Compression fractures.
- Inflammation around the lower spine.
What Are the Benefits of Lumbar Steroid Injections?
The goal of lumbar steroid injections at National Pain Management is to disrupt the pain signals sent from the nerves to the brain. The steroids reduce inflammation that may place pressure on the nerves and trigger the signals. Lumbar steroid injections are not intended to cure the underlying medical condition.
Am I a Candidate for Lumbar Steroid Injections?
Your primary physician or specialist may determine that conservative methods, such as medications, are not providing adequate relief from your chronic pain. Once the referral is made, contact us to schedule a consultation. The pain management physicians at National Pain Institute will review your medical records and perform a comprehensive examination to determine if lumbar steroid injections are right for you.
How Are Lumbar Steroid Injections Performed?
Fluoroscopy is used to guide the needle into the proper position. We slowly inject a medication that contains steroids and a local anesthetic to numb the area of inflammation.
What Is the Recovery Like After Lumbar Steroid Injections?
The local anesthetic starts to work within a few hours, and the effects will last up to one day. After a few days, the steroids will effectively reduce the inflammation.
What Should I Expect After Lumbar Steroid Injections?
The results of your lumbar steroid injections may last for several months. You may need subsequent treatments if the pain returns.
At National Pain Institute, our team of pain management physicians offers lumbar steroid injections for residents of Orlando, as well as other communities in Central and South Florida. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.