First, a local anesthetic, typically lidocaine, is applied to the target area. Under the guidance of X-ray fluoroscopy, a needle is then inserted into the target region of the spinal column to administer an anti-inflammatory medication in the epidural space. Epidural injections are a common treatment option for patients with chronic pain in the back as well as the legs due to a disk herniation, sciatica, nerve root compression, spinal inflammation, and more. The procedure is done in the office and patients are monitored after the injection, but can return to their normal activities shortly after the procedure.
At Revitalize Medical Center at Glenview and Evanston, Dr. Decaria will help you develop the proper treatment plan for your chronic pain after identifying the precise cause of your pain and help you return to function and physical activity.