Epidural Steroid Injection Treatment

Epidural Steroid Injections on Long Island

An Epidural Steroid Injection is a nonsurgical pain relief treatment performed by the region’s leading pain management experts at Nassau Anesthesia Associates, P.C., a medical group affiliated with Winthrop-University Hospital on Long Island, NY.

In addition to providing anesthesia care for patients before, during, and after surgery, Nassau Anesthesia Associates has anesthesiologists with advanced training in the field of pain management. We utilize the most advanced nonsurgical techniques for treating acute and chronic pain that hasn’t responded to more conservative treatments.

Epidural Steroid Injection Treatment

An epidural steroid injection treatment is a minimally invasive outpatient procedure that takes under an hour to perform. Guided by images from a special x-ray (fluoroscope), the anesthesiologist delivers an injection of corticosteroid and an anesthetic numbing agent to the spinal nerve as close to the pain site as possible.

Learn more about Nassau Anesthesia Associates’ full range of minimally invasive Pain Management Treatments

Benefits of Epidural Steroid Injection Treatment

  • Resume normal activities the next day

  • Temporary pain relief for weeks, even years

  • Additional injections performed if needed

  • Improved quality of life

Reasons for a Discogram

Although an MRI or CT scan can strongly suggest which disc might be generating pain, these imaging studies do not always precisely identify the pain generator. A discogram is generally performed for the following reasons:

To determine if the patient is suffering from one or more ruptured or herniated discs

To provide a more accurate diagnosis of the source of pain, especially if more than one disc is affecting the patient.

To help patients who have not responded well to conservative treatments such as medications, physical therapy and steroid injections.

Conditions Treated with Epidural Steroid Injections

  • Spinal stenosis

    The spinal canal and nerve root canal narrow, causing back and leg pain

  • Spondylolysis

    A weakness or fracture between the upper and lower facets of a vertebra can cause it to slip forward (spondylolisthesis), compress the nerve roots, and cause pain

  • Herniated disc

    When a disc’s gel-like material bulges or ruptures through the surrounding wall, it touches a nerve, causing pain

  • Degenerative disc

    When a disc breaks down and collapses, it tears the disc wall, and causes bone spurs and nerve pain

  • Sciatica

    A shooting pain from a compressed lumbar or sacral spinal nerve originates in the lower back and travels along the sciatica nerve radiating into the buttock and the back of one leg

Meet our Elite Team of Anesthesiologists and Pain Management Specialists

The highly skilled anesthesiologists at Nassau Anesthesia Associates, P.C. have several additional years of anesthesia specialty training such as cardiac, pediatric, or intensive care medicine.

Our affiliation with renowned Winthrop-University Hospital provides our patients with complete access to Winthrop’s vast resources including physicians and state-of-the-art operating rooms and facilities.

The Winthrop-University Hospital Advantage

Nassau Anesthesia Associates’ affiliation with renowned Winthrop-University Hospital provides our patients with complete access to Winthrop’s vast resources including physicians and state-of-the-art operating rooms and facilities.