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Offered by: Jeff Toups CRNA, NSPM-C | Pain Specialists of Brighton

Many adults suffer from chronic back pain and which can affect between 5-10% of all adults. This chronic pain affects work performance, mental health, medication intake and really all aspects of life. There are many different approaches to managing chronic back pain and usually more conservative methods are tried first such as massage, chiropractic care, physical therapy, or alternative methods. But those fail in a percentage of people and an option for them is an epidural steroid injection.

Chronic Back Pain can be caused by a number of problems such as:

  • Disk herniation
  • Spinal stenosis with radicular pain
  • Some types of sciatica pain
  • Facet or nerve root cysts with radicular pain
  • Shingles
  • Post laminectomy syndrome
  • Arthritis

An epidural steroid injection works when medication is placed by a needle into the epidural space in your spinal column. The steroid medication has anti-inflammation properties that relieve swelling and pain. Numbing medication is delivered at the site of the injection and the procedure is done in a room with x-ray equipment. Most patients are monitored after the procedure and able to drive themselves home. Typically, the results are immediate but can take several days to two weeks to fully have effect.

We are your local pain management clinic in Brighton! If you are interested in this procedure or to discuss back pain management, give us a call to schedule a consultation with Jeff Toups, CRNA 720-823-0123.

We accept most types of healthcare insurance.