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Epidural Steroid Injections

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Epidural Steroid Injections

Inflammation of nerve roots can be caused by direct compression of nerves causing sciatica or a mechanical radiculopathy. This leads to symptoms of leg pain, numbness, tingling and weakness.  Tears in the disc can trigger an inflammatory response that irritates nearby nerves causing a chemical radiculopathy (as opposed to a mechanical radiculopathy from direct compression of the nerves).

Epidural steroid injections are performed under x-ray to help the physician place the needle and a very small amount of steroid and local anesthetic into the spinal canal and around the specific nerves that are inflamed.

Epidural steroid injections typically only take minutes to perform and can last for months or years.  One may be all you need.  If more are required you can have up to 3 to 4 per year.

Hospital Stay

Hospital Stay

Outpatient

Patients usually leave an hour after the procedure.

Surgery Type

Surgery Type

None

Injections are made with a needle. A simple bandage is applied after the procedure.

Blood Loss

BloodLoss

None

Injections cause minimal to no blood loss.

Recovery Time

Recovery Time

Minimal

Patients are back to work the next day.

Surgery Time

Surgery Time

Minutes

The injection takes only minutes to perform.

Not all patients and procedures are the same. The above is an example of what the typical patient can expect from some minimally invasive procedures.

Meet The Spine Specialists

Dr. Mark Valente
Dr. Mark Valente
Board Certified, Fellowship Trained
DISC Spine Institute

Meet one of the most trusted spine doctors in North Texas, Dr Valente believes in personal attention and makes every attempt to help patients without surgery.

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Dr. Andy Indresano
Dr. Andy Indresano
Board Certified, Fellowship Trained
DISC Clinic, PLLC

An expert at routine spine surgery as well as complex spinal reconstruction, Dr. Indresano believes that all patients deserve the utmost attention and respect.

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