The Basics Of Caudal Epidural Steroid Injections For Pain Management

Caudal Epidural Steroid injection procedures are performed to relieve low back and radiating leg pain. The steroid medication can reduce the swelling and inflammation caused by spinal conditions such as spinal stenosis, radiculopathy, sciatica, and herniated discs Mk 677 for sale.

In this procedure the patient lies face down on the table and a cushion is placed underneath the stomach area for comfort and to arch the back. The pain physician then uses a fluoroscope (x-ray machine) to find the small opening at the base of the sacrum called the sacral hiatus.

A local anesthetic is then used to numb the skin and all of the soft tissues down to the surface of the sacral hiatus. The pain physician then guides a needle through that anesthetized track and into the epidural space Lgd 4033 for sale. The needle is carefully inserted about 1 to 2 cm.

Once inside the sacral hiatus space a contrast or nonallergenic iodine base solution is injected. This solution helps the pain physician to see the diseased and painful areas using the fluoroscope. A steroid and anesthetics mix is injected into the epidural space bathing the painful area and medication. The needle is removed Mk 2866 for sale.