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Utah Vascular Clinic

801.281.0027

650 East 4500 South, Suite 100
Salt Lake City, UT 84107

Ogden Regional Medical Center

801.479.2450

5475 South 500 East
Washington Terrace, UT 84405

Services

Pain Management

Epidural Steroid Injection

What is an epidural steroid injection?

An epidural steroid injection (ESI) is a common procedure used to treat neck and back pain. Under x-ray guidance, a needle is placed into the area surrounding the nerves in the spine, called the epidural space. A steroid – or "cortisone" medication is then injected, often combined with an anesthetic – or "numbing" – medication. The needle is then removed and a bandage is placed.

Why get an epidural steroid injection?

Degeneration of the spine leads to bone spurs, ligament thickening and disk bulges that narrow the passages where the nerves travel, resulting in nerve inflammation and compression. Steroids injected into the epidural space have a very potent anti-inflammatory action that can decrease pain and improve function. Steroids do not change the underlying condition, but they can break the cycle of pain and allow the body to compensate for the condition. In this way, the injections can provide benefits that outlast the effects of the steroid itself.


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Do you know the signs & symptoms?

Deep Vein Thrombosis

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) occurs when a blood clot forms in one of the deep veins of your body, usually in your legs, but sometimes in your arm.

  • Swelling, usually in one leg
    (or arm)
  • Leg pain or tenderness often described as a cramp or
    Charley horse
  • Reddish or bluish skin discoloration
  • Leg (or arm) warm to touch

Pulmonary Embolism

Clots can break off from a DVT and travel to the lung, causing a pulmonary embolism (PE), which can be fatal.

  • Sudden shortness of breath
  • Chest pain-sharp, stabbing; may get worse with deep breath
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Unexplained cough, sometimes with bloody mucus