LUMBAR INJECTIONS

LUMBAR INJECTIONS

For pain in the lower back, lumbar injections can be an effective treatment solution that provides lasting relief.

What Are Lumbar Injections?
A lumbar epidural injection may be used to reduce the inflammation around the spinal nerves. During the procedure, the patient lies down with a cushion underneath their stomach to increase flexion in the lumbar spine, giving more room for the needle to pass through.
What is the Lumbar Injection Treatment Like?
The first step of the lumbar injection treatment is applying a local anesthetic to the treatment area. This helps to relieve any discomfort that may occur during the injection process. Once the skin is numbed, a needle will be carefully inserted into the epidural region of the lower part of the spine. After the needle is in place, the injection will be performed. This treatment is typically completed in less than an hour. After treatment, you may notice some minor swelling or bruising at the injection site, but these effects usually fade within a few days.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect from Lumbar Injections?
After your lumbar injection treatment, you will notice immediate pain relief due to the local anesthetic that is injected. This will wear off in a few hours, and pain may return briefly. Themedication will take effect within a few days, soothing inflammation so that you can enjoy long-lasting pain relief. The results from your lumbar injection can last between several weeks and several months. The exact duration of these results will vary, so we will help you determine the kind of results that you can expect during your initial visit.

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