Cervical injections, also known as cervical epidural injections, are anti-inflammatory medications or corticosteroids delivered to the epidural space around the spinal nerves in the cervical region, i.e., the neck. Cervical injections are made of steroids or corticosteroids that alleviate nerve inflammation to reduce chronic neck pain. Brand Surgical Institute offers highly personalized cervical injections to manage chronic neck pain and help you lead a pain-free life without relying on opioids or surgeries.
Cervical injections in Glendale, CA
Cervical injections alleviate pain
caused by the following conditions:
- Cervical disc herniation
- Cervical degenerative disc disease
- Cervical osteoarthritis
- Cervical spondylosis
- Cervical spinal stenosis
- Cervical nerve radiculopathy
- Other cervical conditions
How do cervical injections alleviate pain?
Cervical injections are administered to patients with chronic neck pain, especially if the symptoms radiate to the arms, hands, and fingers. The medical provider will inject the corticosteroid or anti-inflammatory medicine into the epidural space around the spinal cord and cervical nerves. The epidural space contains connective tissues, spinal nerves, blood vessels, and fat tissues.
Neck pain occurs when the spinal nerves in the cervical region get irritated because of bulging discs, bony outgrowths, bone spurs, narrowing spinal canal, or other factors. The corticosteroids in cervical injections coat the irritated nerves and reduce inflammation, thus alleviating the symptoms of nerve compression. This procedure offers immediate but temporary relief from chronic neck pain.
Benefits of cervical injections:
- Reduce inflammation and swelling of the nerve roots
- Identify the nerve roots responsible for chronic neck pain
- Alleviate pain, discomfort, muscle weakness, numbness, and tingling sensations
- Produce immediate results after the treatment
- No harsh side effects or complications
- Concludes within 30 minutes
- No post-treatment downtime — resume your daily activities immediately
Your cervical injections experience at BSI
You will receive cervical injections at our outpatient clinic in Glendale. The medical provider will thoroughly clean the area of your neck where the cervical injection will be administered. You will receive local anesthesia with a small needle to ensure comfort during the epidural injection. Once the targeted area is numb, the medical provider will use an x-ray or radiology imaging to guide the cervical needle into the correct position. The doctor will inject the corticosteroid into the inflamed nerves, following which the injection site will be cleaned.
What is recovery like after cervical injections?
You may experience mild discomfort when the medical provider injects the anti-inflammatory medicine into your nerves. Your hand and arms might feel slightly numb and heavy after the treatment because of the local anesthetic. Within a day or two, the neck pain will dissipate, allowing you to resume your daily activities. However, cervical injections provide temporary results, giving you enough time without pain to engage in physical therapy and rehabilitation exercises to treat the root cause of neck pain.
Schedule a consultation for cervical injections in Glendale, CA
Brand Surgical Institute is the leading woman-owned ambulatory surgery center specializing in pain management in Glendale. Our surgical experts and pain management specialists identify the root cause of your chronic neck pain and curate a conservative pain management solution, usually consisting of physical therapy, epidural injections, and anti-inflammatory medications. We only recommend surgical procedures if all other minimally invasive solutions fail. Please schedule an appointment to determine your candidacy for cervical injections in Glendale.