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Epidural injections in Glendale, CA

Epidural injections are the most effective treatments for chronic pain. An epidural injection is made of anti-inflammatory medications, such as steroids and corticosteroids, that are delivered into the epidural space around the spinal nerves and spinal cord. Epidural injections alleviate inflammation and swelling from the compressed nerves, allowing you to perform daily activities without pain. Brand Surgical Institute provides epidural injections as a part of a comprehensive pain management program to help you lead a pain-free life.

Epidural injections alleviate pain
caused by the following conditions:

  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Disc herniation
  • Nerve compression
  • Failed back surgery
  • Spinal injuries and trauma
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Spondylosis
  • Scoliosis
  • Bone spurs
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spinal fractures
  • Other spinal conditions

How do epidural injections alleviate pain?

To understand how epidural injections work, you must understand how the spine works. The spinal cord is a bundle of nerves that runs from the brain to the lower back. The nerves in the spinal cord shoot out in various directions, carrying signals from the brain to different parts of the body. The epidural space is a hollow, fat-filled space surrounding the spinal cord and spinal nerves, consisting of dural sacs, nerve roots, and blood vessels.

Chronic pain usually occurs when the spinal nerves are pinched, compressed, or irritated. You may suffer from the symptoms of nerve radiculopathy because of deformities in the spinal structures, such as the spinal discs, vertebrae, bone spurs, etc. Epidural injections consist of corticosteroid medications that coat the nerve roots to alleviate inflammation and swelling. As the inflamed nerves heal, you experience gradual pain relief. This procedure alleviates chronic pain and helps doctors diagnose the nerves responsible for pain.

Benefits of epidural injections:

  • Alleviates nerve inflammation and swelling
  • Allows the inflamed nerve roots to heal
  • Allows doctors to identify the inflamed nerves responsible for chronic pain
  • Provides immediate pain relief within a day
  • Allows you to resume daily activities
  • Gives you enough time to focus on physical therapy
  • Reduces the need for more complex treatment
  • No harsh side effects or complications
  • No post-treatment downtime — resume daily activities immediately

Your epidural injections experience at BSI

Brand Surgical Institute provides highly personalized epidural injections after thorough evaluations at our outpatient clinic. The medical provider will administer imaging tests to visualize the internal structures of your spine, which allows them to diagnose the root cause of chronic pain. The medical provider will cleanse the treatment area, administer local anesthesia, and inject the anti-inflammatory medicine into the epidural space around the inflamed nerves under fluoroscopic guidance. The procedure concludes within 30 minutes.

Schedule a consultation for epidural injections in Glendale, CA

Brand Surgical Institute is the first ambulatory surgery center specializing in pain management in Glendale. Our pain treatment specialists and spine surgeons use cutting-edge diagnostic tools to identify the root cause of your chronic pain, following which they curate a personalized treatment plan that may include physical therapy and epidural injections. We also support you through every stage of pain management, guiding you towards a pain-free life without relying on opioids. Please schedule an appointment to explore your epidural injection options in Glendale.

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