Epidural Block/Injection

The Epidural Block is an injection of long lasting steroid in the Epidural space – that is the area which surrounds the spinal cord and the nerves coming out of it. An epidural injection places anti-inflammatory medicine into the epidural space to decrease inflammation of the nerve roots, hopefully reducing the pain in the neck, shoulders and arms. The injection may help the injury to heal by reducing inflammation. It may provide permanent relief or a period of pain relief for several months while the injury or cause of the pain is healing.