The membrane covering the spinal cord and nerve roots is called the dura. A narrow space surrounding the dura is called the epidural space. Nerves leave the spine through the epidural space and travel to the rest of the body. If these nerve roots become irritated and inflamed from a damaged disc or severe arthritis of the spine, pain may occur in areas the nerves travel to. ISM pain doctors use fluoroscopy (X-ray) to carefully and accurately place epidural steroid injections into the epidural space to decrease nerve root inflammation, accelerate healing and give pain relief.
Indications: Disc herniation (sciatica), Radicular Pain, Spinal Stenosis, Cancer Pain
Please note that here at ISM we are concerned for our patients safety and wellbeing. We realize many of you are hearing recent news of an outbreak of meningitis stemming from steroid injections. The medication used in these steroids (methylprednisolone acetate) is not used by our practice. Also, please be assured, we do not use the pharmacy (New England Compounding Center) that has been linked to this outbreak.
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