Upper Back and Chest Pain Relief
A thoracic epidural steroid injection is a type of medical treatment that involves injecting a special medicine into the middle part of your back. This medicine is called a steroid, and it can help reduce inflammation and pain in your upper back and chest.
The procedure involves a doctor numbing your skin with a small needle and then inserting a larger needle into your back. They use X-ray guidance to make sure the needle is in the right spot, and then inject the steroid medicine.
After the injection, you will need to rest for a short while and may feel some temporary numbness or weakness in your chest or abdomen. However, many people experience significant relief from their upper back and chest pain after the injection.
It’s important to note that this procedure should only be done under the guidance of a medical professional and after careful consideration of your individual health needs.