Epidural Steroid Injection

Performed by Ark-La-Tex Spine Care – serving Shreveport, Bossier City and the surrounding areas

This injection relieves pain in the neck, shoulders, and arms caused by a pinched nerve (or nerves) in the cervical spine. Conditions such as herniated discs and spinal stenosis can compress nerves, causing inflammation and pain. Medication is injected to decrease the swelling of these nerves. As the swelling is reduced pain, caused by the compression, will be reduced as well.

Cervical Epidural Steroid Injections may be used to treat pain caused by these conditions:

CESI’s may be used to treat the following symptoms:

  • Arm pain
  • Neck pain
  • Shoulder pain

Procedure information:

  • Sedation may by used
  • Local anesthetic will be used on the back of neck to keep the patient comfortable during the procedure
  • Fluoroscopy will used to insure accurate needle placement
  • Contrast will be used to insure medication is applied to the correct area

Benefits/typical outcomes

The procedure takes less than an hour to perform. Many patients experience relief after 1 injection, although some patients may require 2-3 injections to experience significant pain relief.