If you are experiencing back pain, it can be debilitating. Your spine is involved in every part of your life, so if it is having problems, it will affect everything. Additionally, pain in other parts of the body can be connected to your spine. That is why the Spine Institute of North America is here. We understand how back pain can affect your life, and we are dedicated to providing the care your back needs.
In this blog, we are going to discuss the basics of a steroid injection. These injections are a common solution to many kinds of pain all over the body. They consist of medications made to mimic cortisone, a naturally-occurring hormone produced by your adrenal glands. The steroids effectively reduce inflammation, giving you eventual pain relief while giving your body a chance to heal. Steroid injections are injected either into a joint or around a joint. Because they are directly injected into trouble spots, they reduce the need for pills.
Bodies respond differently to steroid injections. Depending on whether your body benefits from your first two injections, you may be able to get more. If your body does not respond to the first couple injections, you and your doctor will know that it is time to look into other solutions.
At the Spine Institute of North America, we specialize in non-invasive spine procedures. The world of spine procedures is full of options that don’t require extensive recovery. Contact our East Windsor office today to learn more about an epidural steroid injection!