When to use an Epidural Steroid Injection-(ESI)?
An ESI is a minimally invasive procedure used to relieve pain and inflammation in the spine. Spinal pain can cause a variety of problems in the discs, nerves, and joints. With the anesthetic and steroid medications delivered into the epidural space of the spine, most patients will experience a significant reduction in their pain symptoms!
Most epidural injections will provide pain reduction within 48 to 72 hours. The length of the pain reduction depends on the patient and symptoms.