An epidural steroid injection can be administered to either the cervical or the lumbar area of the spine in order to relieve nerve pain. Cervical injections are most often used to relieve pain, tingling and numbness in the neck, shoulders or arms while lumbar injections target pain relief for the lower back, sciatic area and legs.

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How much is an epidural steroid injection?

Epidural steroid injection cost $700.00

EPIDURAL STEROID INJECTION COST AN AVERAGE OF $700.00

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MORE INFO An epidural steroid injection can be administered to either the cervical or the lumbar area of the spine in order to relieve nerve pain. Cervical injections are most often used to relieve pain, tingling, and numbness in the neck, shoulders or arms while lumbar injections target pain relief for the lower back, sciatic area, and legs. An epidural steroid injection (ESI) is a minimally invasive procedure that can help relieve neck, arm, back, and leg pain caused by inflamed spinal nerves. ESI may be performed to relieve pain caused by spinal stenosis, spondylolysis, or disc herniation.

What are side effects of epidural steroid injection?

Reported side effects from epidural steroid injections are low.

Reported side effects from epidural steroid injections are low but include:

  • Localized increase in pain.
  • Non-positional headaches resolving within 24 hours.
  • Facial flushing.
  • Anxiety.
  • Sleeplessness.
  • Fever the night of injection.
  • High blood sugar.
  • A transient decrease in immunity because of the suppressive effect of the steroid.

How do epidural steroid injections work?

An epidural steroid injection delivers steroids directly into the epidural space in the spine. Sometimes additional fluid (local anesthetic and/or a normal saline solution) is used to help ‘flush out’ inflammatory mediators from around the area that may be a source of pain.

Best tip before you get an epidural steroid injection?

Don’t eat 4 hours before.

The Hospital for Special Surgery indicates that patients are usually not permitted to eat for four hours prior to receiving an injectionBefore fasting, patients should eat a light meal of their choosing. … Normal eating habits can be resumed immediately following an epidural injection.