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.