Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection NJ

Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection New Jersey

What is Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection?

A cervical epidural steroid injection (CESI) is an injection of anti-inflammatory medication into space just outside the covering (the dura) of the spinal cord in the lower back. These injections are meant to relieve the pain caused by spinal nerve inflammation which can manifest in such conditions as neck pain, headaches, herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, radiculopathy or radiculitis, and spinal stenosis.

How is CESI performed?

This procedure is done lying face-down on an X-ray table and under local anesthesia with the guidance of a fluoroscopy (which provides live x-ray imaging of the body). A needle is inserted into the epidural space, and small amounts of long-lasting steroids are administered around the inflamed spinal nerve.

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