One of the main sources of neck pain is inflammation surrounding the spinal canal, causing pressure on the nerve roots. Cervical spine conditions such as herniated or bulging discs, spinal stenosis and degenerative disc disease can all cause inflammation. When the nerves in the cervical region are pinched or under pressure due to inflammation, the result can be pain, tingling and muscle dexterity symptoms in the neck, shoulders, arms, hands and jaw. Cervical epidural steroid injections are one of our treatments that can offer relief from inflammation that causes this pain.
What are the Benefits of Cervical Steroid Injections?
Cervical steroid injections have been used for decades to reduce inflammation that can cause neck and upper extremity pain. At Atlanta Spine, epidural steroid injections are one of the many non-surgical treatments we offer to manage pain and discomfort from cervical spine conditions. The procedure is outpatient and can quickly relieve inflammation in the affected area. A precise injection is placed using imaging to dissipate inflammatory agents, removing the pressure on the nerve roots in the cervical area.
While cervical steroid injections are a temporary solution, they are beneficial in many cases to quickly relieve severe pain or reverse mobility issues. This allows the patient to pursue other treatments that may be able to reduce pressure for long-term healing. Once the pain is reduced, other options such as physical therapy may be used to stretch and strengthen the affected area. Steroid injections can be effective for up to a year, although some patients may need up to two additional injections during the year for relief.
If you have severe neck, shoulder or arm pain due to inflammation in your cervical area, contact Atlanta Spinetoday to schedule a consultation. We can discuss treatment options, including cervical epidural steroid injections.