What is the Success Rate of Epidural Steroid Injections?
This procedure at SpineOne is done under fluoroscopic guidance and radiographic confirmation. ESI’s done in this way have been shown to provide relief in the majority of patients, due to their precise and targeted application of the medication. While the effect of the medication may be temporary, the resulting improvement in range of motion, mental health, quality of life, and diminished reliance on pain medications all have long term benefit.
Are there Risks with Epidural Steroid Injections?
The most common side effect from an ESI is a severe headache that may last from a few hours to a few days. It’s also possible you may experience a brief increase in pain before it gets better. Your doctor at SpineOne will manage the effects of your treatment closely and may schedule subsequent treatments depending on your response and level of pain relief.