Invasive techniques in pain management involve invasion (or insertion) of instruments and devices into the body. However, this type of pain management is quite distinct from surgery as it involves the most minimal of invasiveness and effect to tissue. There are a multitude of invasive pain management therapies that may be used used to treat neck and back pain. An epidural injection places anti-inflammatory medicine into the epidural space of your spine to reduce nerve inflammation. By stopping or limiting nerve inflammation we may promote healing, and speed up mother nature, thereby reducing your pain.
lthough not always helpful, epidural injections reduce pain and improve symptoms in most people within 3-7 days. They may provide permanent relief or provide a period of pain relief that will allow other treatments like physical therapy to be more effective.
Injectionsare a direct delivery of steroids or anesthetic to nerve, joint or epidural space. Injections into the facet, peripheral nerve, "trigger point"; and other locations are also known as "blocks";. These may provide relief of pain (often temporary) and can be used to confirm diagnosis. Epidural injections provide temporary relief for severe back pain.