This injection relieves pain in the neck, shoulders, and arms caused by a pinched nerve (or nerves) in the cervical spine. Conditions such as herniated discs and spinal stenosis can compress nerves, causing inflammation and pain. The medication injected helps decrease the swelling of nerves.
To begin, you lie down. You may be given medicine to help you relax. You are numbed with an injection of local anesthetic. Placing the needle Next, a needle is inserted through this numbed tissue. Dr. Carter uses a fluoroscope (a video x-ray device) to guide the needle into the epidural space. That’s the space around your inflamed nerve. The doctor may inject contrast dye to make sure the needle is in the right place.
Finally, Dr. Carter injects the medicine. It bathes the painful nerve. It relieves pain and swelling. If you have other painful nerves, you may need more than one injection.
After your injection, you’ll be watched for a short
time, then you can go home. To get the full benefit,
you may need to come back for more injections.
Dr. Carter will create a plan that’s right for you
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