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Caudal Epidural Steroid Injection

Caudal Epidural Steroid Injection reduces swelling and inflammation of irritated spinal nerves.

Treatment Quick Facts

What is this treatment for?

A caudal epidural steroid injection improves back and leg pain by reducing inflammation of spinal nerves caused by herniated discs, sciatica, spinal stenosis, or other conditions. 

How is this treatment administered?

Lying face down on a table, your provider uses X-ray guidance to insert a needle in the appropriate location in your lower back and inject medication into your epidural space.

How long is this treatment?

The procedure typically takes about 15-30 minutes and may be repeated if necessary.
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About the Caudal Epidural Steroid Injection


This procedure uses an injection of a steroid-anesthetic medication into the epidural space in your lower back. The medication is designed to reduce inflammation in spinal nerves caused by a variety of spinal conditions, and typically only takes 15-30 minutes to complete.

Is it right for me?

If you are experiencing back and/or leg pain caused by conditions such as herniated disc, sciatica, spinal stenosis, or degenerative disc disease, then a a caudal epidural steroid injection may be right for you.

What is the procedure like?

After applying a local anesthetic, your provider will guide a needle through a space called the sacral hiatus above your tailbone and into the epidural space where the nerves are located. After the needle is positioned correctly, as verified by X-ray guidance, your provider will inject the medication around the irritated nerves. 

What happens after the procedure?

Typically, patients will feel significant relief after a single treatment; however, it may be necessary to come back for multiple injections if symptoms persist. Patients can resume normal activity after 24 hours.

Is this treatment right for you?

Schedule an appointment to discuss this treatment with your provider.

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