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Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection
If you are suffering from pain and require a Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection, training and experience must rank high on your list when choosing a physician to perform the procedure safely and with technical precision in order to give you the best chance of a successful outcome by significantly reducing or eliminating your pain. With over 20 years of combined experience, our caring, highly qualified, and technically skilled ABMS Board Certified and ACGME fellowship trained Interventional Pain Doctors are here to help.
Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection Definition
An epidural injection, or epidural steroid injection, may be used to help reduce the pain caused by a herniated disc, degenerative disc disease, or spinal stenosis. These spinal disorders often affect the cervical (neck) and lumbar (lower back) areas of the spine.
The medicine used in the injection is usually a combination of a local anesthetic (e.g. bupivacaine) and a steroid (e.g. triamcinolone). The technique and risks of the procedure are similar to those for standard epidural analgesia. The effects of an epidural steroid injection vary, but permanent benefit is unlikely. The technique is believed to work by reducing the inflammation or swelling, or both, of the nerves in the epidural space.
Some patients who have some residual pain after the first injection may receive a second or third epidural steroid injection. Patients who do not receive any relief from the first injection are unlikely to benefit from a second injection.
Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection Specialists
We are one of the few facilities which offer the entire spectrum of state-of-the-art minimally invasive spine and pain management procedures. We accurately diagnose and treat back and neck pain, headache, RSD, joint pain, nerve pain, and many other types of pain.
Our mission is to provide up to date, evidence-based, and individualized care for our patients in a comfortable private office setting through a comprehensive multidisciplinary approach to relieve pain, improve function and maximize quality of life. We hope to be the answer to your pain. We offer unparalleled service, are easily accessible, and work closely with local community healthcare providers.
Our specialists and facilities are located in Dedham, Duxbury, Framingham, West Yarmouth and Mashpee, MA.
Right Choice, Right Diagnosis and Right Treatment
Our mission is to provide up to date, evidence-based, and individualized care for our patients in a comfortable private office setting through a comprehensive multidisciplinary approach to relieve pain, improve function and maximize quality of life. We hope to be the answer to your pain. We offer unparalleled service, are easily accessible, and work closely with local community health care providers.