Caudal epidural steroid injections involves injecting a steroid into the epidural space, where the irritated nerve roots are located. The caudal steroid injection is performed through the sacral opening and is used to treat low back pain. This injection includes both a long-lasting steroid and an anesthetic (Lidocaine, Bupivacaine). The steroid reduces inflammation and irritation, while the anesthetic interrupts the pain-spasm cycle and nociceptor transmission (Boswell 2007). The medicines spread to the most painful levels of the spine, reducing inflammation and irritation. The entire procedure usually takes less than 15 minutes.
Successful pain management starts with an exceptional and dedicated staff. The physicians at Spanish Hills Interventional Pain Specialists are expertly trained and dedicated to bettering the lives of their patients. At Spanish Hills Interventional Pain Specialists, we are a group of trained specialists who are wholly committed to the evaluation and treatment of acute and chronic pain. Based out of a state-of-the-art pain management center in Camarillo, our patients benefit from the utilization of the latest proven techniques, and adaptation of the most current pain theories. Spanish Hills Surgery Center helps chronic pain sufferers achieve their goals.