Lumbar injections, also known as lumbar epidural injections, are anti-inflammatory medications delivered into the epidural space around the spinal nerves in the lumbar (lower back) region. When the nerve roots in the lumbar region are inflamed, pinched, or compressed, you experience radiating pain in your buttocks, legs, and calves. Lumbar injections alleviate nerve inflammation and reduce chronic back pain. Brand Surgical Institute offers personalized lumbar injections to alleviate back pain and help you lead a pain-free life without using opioids.
Lumbar injections in Glendale, CA
Lumbar injections alleviate pain
caused by the following conditions:
- Lumbar disc herniation
- Lumbar degenerative disc disease
- Lumbar osteoarthritis
- Lumbar spondylosis
- Lumbar spinal stenosis
- Lumbar nerve radiculopathy
- Other lumbar conditions
How do lumbar injections alleviate pain?
The lumbar spine consists of numerous vertebrae surrounding the spinal cord, which is essentially a bundle of nerves connected to the brain. The spinal cord in the lumbar region sends nerve roots down the buttocks and legs to convey signals sent by the brain. Sometimes, the nerve roots in the lumbar region can get inflamed or pinched because of bone spurs, vertebral fractures, disc herniation, etc. When that happens, you experience chronic pain, numbness, tingling sensations, and muscle weakness in your hips and legs.
Lumbar injections are made of corticosteroids or steroids and numbing medications. The pain management specialist carefully delivers the cortisone injections into the epidural space (the fluid-filled region around the spinal cord) around the inflamed nerve roots. The corticosteroid coats the nerve roots, protecting them from further damage. Over time, the inflamed nerve roots heal and stop sending pain signals to the legs, leading to pain relief. Lumbar injections don’t treat the root cause of chronic back pain, but they offer enough relief for rehabilitation exercises.
Benefits of lumbar injections:
- Reduce inflammation and swelling of the nerve roots in the lumbar spine
- Identify the nerve roots responsible for chronic back pain
- Alleviate pain, discomfort, muscle weakness, numbness, and tingling sensations
- Offer instant pain relief after injections
- No harsh side effects or complications
- Concludes within 30 minutes
- No post-treatment downtime — resume your daily activities immediately
Your lumbar injections experience at BSI
Brand Surgical Institute offers personalized lumbar injections after a thorough evaluation. Our pain doctors will use cutting-edge diagnostic techniques to identify the inflamed nerve roots responsible for lower back pain. The medical provider cleanses the treatment area and administers local anesthesia to ensure comfort. The chosen anti-inflammatory medicine is gradually injected into the epidural space around the affected nerve roots. The treatment concludes within 30 minutes, following which you can return home and start physical therapy.
Schedule a consultation for lumbar injections in Glendale, CA
Brand Surgical Institute is a state-of-the-art ambulatory surgery center specializing in conservative pain management and spine surgery. Our team of board-certified pain management specialists, spine surgeons, and physicians always start pain management programs with conservative treatments, such as epidural injections and joint injections. We only recommend spine surgery when all non-surgical solutions fail, which rarely happens. Please schedule an appointment to explore your candidacy for lumbar injections in Glendale.