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How are Epidural Steroid Injections (ESI) performed?

Watch this short video that explains how cervical spine injections are performed.

ESI is a procedure that is routinely done by our Spine Surgeon Dr. Remi Nader, here at the Texas Center for Neurosciences in Houston Texas.

Epidural Steroid Injections (ESI) alleviate Neck, Arm, Back and leg pain.

Inflammation occurs at the Facet joint and at the nerves in the spine.

Dr. Nader injects a local anesthetic at the surface of the skin to numb the area.

He then changes the small needle to a larger one,.

Using an x-ray fluoroscope, he then inserts the needle through the skin into the epidural space.

He then injects a contrast dye to ensure that the needle is in the desired position.

The Epidural solution is finally injected into the epidural space to relive the pain.

Who is a candidate for ESI?

People with spinal stenosis, herniated discs, degenerative disc, sciatica and spondylolisthesis.

How long does ESI last?

Another injection is often given within the following month for optimal results. And successful procedures can provide years of relief.

Contact Dr. Nader for a consultation.

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