Caudal Epidural Steroid Injection

Lower Back and Legs Pain Relief

A caudal epidural steroid injection is a medical treatment used to help reduce pain and inflammation in the lower back and legs. This treatment involves injecting a special medication called a steroid into the epidural space, which is the space around the spinal cord in the lower back.

The Procedure

To perform the injection, a doctor will first numb the area with a local anesthetic. They will then insert a small needle into the caudal region, which is at the base of your spine, and guide it to the epidural space using X-ray guidance.

Once the needle is in place, the steroid medication is injected. The medication works by reducing inflammation and swelling around the nerves in your lower back, which can help reduce pain.

The injection typically only takes a few minutes to complete and you can usually go home the same day. You may need to rest for a short period of time after the injection and avoid strenuous activity for a few days.

It’s important to note that this treatment should only be done under the guidance of a medical professional and after careful consideration of your individual health needs.