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Epidurals Specialist

Lynx Healthcare Services

Pain originating in your neck or lower back can be debilitating and difficult to treat at home. Epidural steroid injections available at Lynx Healthcare in Spokane Valley, Kennewick, and Richland, Washington, can relieve your pain so you can sleep better and enjoy improved mobility. To find out if you’re a good candidate for epidurals, call Lynx Healthcare, or book an appointment online today.

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Epidurals Specialist

Lynx Healthcare Services

Epidurals Q & A

What are epidurals?

Epidurals are injections that the Lynx Healthcare team places into the epidural space of your spinal canal using fluoroscopy guidance. These injections typically contain steroids, which are a category of drug that helps to relieve inflammation. They can also contain various anesthetic or numbing medications for fast-acting pain relief.

The Lynx Healthcare team specializes in two types of spinal epidurals that differ in their targeted location:

Cervical transforaminal steroid injections

Cervical transforaminal steroid injections are a treatment for pain originating in your neck or cervical spine. Such pain can come from herniated cervical discs, spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, or spinal nerve root diseases. 

Lumbar epidural injections

Lumbar epidural steroid injections are a treatment for pain originating in your lumbar spine or lower back. More specifically, they can treat pain caused by herniated lumbar discs, arthritis, bone fractures, and other conditions causing pain or nerve irritation. 

What should I expect when receiving an epidural?

When you come in for your epidural at Lynx Healthcare, you change into a gown so that your provider has easy access to your back or neck. They may ask that you sit up, lay on your side, or lay on your stomach, depending on the source of your pain. 

Right before the injection, your provider sterilizes the area and gives you anesthesia to numb the area. You may also have the option to take a medication to help you relax throughout the procedure. 

Using a special type of X-ray called a fluoroscope, they insert the needle and carefully guide it into the epidural space around your spine. They inject a contrast dye to ensure the needle is in the right place before injecting the steroid. 

You might feel a bit of discomfort or pressure near the injection site once your anesthesia wears off, but you can go about your day after a brief monitoring period in the office. 

How should I prepare for a spinal epidural?

Preparing for an epidural is simple, with an easy-to-follow set of instructions from the Lynx Healthcare team. After an initial physical exam and consultation, they may suggest that you:

  • Stop taking or adjust your blood-thinning medications
  • Arrange a ride home for the day of your epidural
  • Avoid eating and drinking for four hours before the epidural

The team also helps you prepare for recovery. You should take the rest of the day off work, but you can safely resume your daily errands and activities the next day.

To learn more about epidurals for pain originating in the spine, call Lynx Healthcare, or book a consultation online today.

Health conditions that can be treated with Epidurals

An epidural is an injection you receive in the epidural space of your spinal canal that uses fluoroscopy guidance. The injection generally contains steroids to relieve inflammation. An injection can also contain different numbing medications or anesthetics for faster pain relief. Lynx specializes in cervical transforaminal steroid injections and lumber epidural injections.

Herniated disc
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Arthritis
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Bone fractures
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Nerve Pain
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Spinal nerve root diseases

Conditions we treat.

You don’t have to live your life in pain. Let us help you get back to enjoying the things you love to do again.

  • Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Facial Pain
  • Joint Pain
  • Head Pain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Knee Pain
  • Nerve Pain
  • Sports Injuries
  • Vertebral Compression Fractures
  • Chronic Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • Neuropathy
  • Post-Surgery Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Arthritis
  • Migraines
  • Herniated Disc

Treatments we provide.

We offer a variety of cutting-edge treatment options to treat a wide range of pain conditions.

  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Epidurals
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Addiction Medicine
  • Opioid Therapy Management
  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Telehealth
  • Behavioral Health

About Lynx Healthcare.

We are a multi-disciplinary group that is changing the face of in person and telehealth health care.

Lynx Healthcare is a multi-disciplinary group that is dedicated to building and linking health centers in a way that creates more in house services than other healthcare providers.

Lynx Healthcare currently consists of multiple treatment centers, providing the highest quality care throughout Washington, Colorado, New Mexico, and Wyoming. Lynx Healthcare covers a wide variety of specialties.

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