Lumbar epidural steroid injection vs surgery

The double board certified Interventional Spine physicians from Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians are highly qualified to administer epidurals for treating back pain. If you suffer from lower back pain or Sciatica, please contact our Atlanta Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injections Specialists at Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians today to find out if this interventional spine treatment is right for you. After a thorough evaluation, we can recommend a treatment plan that is tailored to meet your specific needs and treatment goals. We look forward to help you stay active and live your best life.

The caudal approach to the epidural space involves the use of a Tuohy needle, an intravenous catheter, or a hypodermic needle to puncture the sacrococcygeal membrane . Injecting local anaesthetic at this level can result in analgesia and/or anaesthesia of the perineum and groin areas. The caudal epidural technique is often used in infants and children undergoing surgery involving the groin, pelvis or lower extremities. In this population, caudal epidural analgesia is usually combined with general anaesthesia since most children do not tolerate surgery when regional anaesthesia is employed as the sole modality.

As a skilled and experienced Pain Medicine Interventionalist, Dr. Levin evaluates each patient very thoroughly and carefully to help determine appropriate treatment options in order to provide the most effective individualized care.  These treatment options may include:  Lumbar, Thoracic and Cervical Epidural Steroid Injections utilizing targeted transforaminal techniques, Lumbar and Cervical Sympathetic Blocks, Sphenopalatine, Facial and Head and Neck Procedures, Discography, Percutaneuos Discectomy or Disc Decompression procedures, precision joint and nerve injections, Radiofrequency Neuroablative procedures, Peripheral or Spinal Cord Stimulator trials and implants, Foraminoplasties and several patented and patent pending advanced interventional procedures.

Lumbar epidural steroid injection vs surgery

lumbar epidural steroid injection vs surgery

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