Epidural Spinal Injection
Epidural Spinal Injection in Southlake
What to Expect
Epidural injections are performed in a doctor’s office or hospital under local anesthesia with or without sedation. The procedure typically takes less than thirty minutes and involves placing an injection into the epidural space (spinal canal) using x-ray guidance. The injection contains steroids with small amounts of numbing medicine.
After the procedure, you will be able to drive yourself home if no intravenous sedation was used. The effect of the steroid will usually begin in 3-7 days and can last days, weeks, or months. A follow-up appointment will be given to you to discuss the results and start physical therapy if appropriate.