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Our experienced medical staff responds to a recent patient question:

“What is a Caudal Steroid Injection?”

Cindy responds:

 

Cindy and Fluoroscopy MachineA caudal steroid injection is an injection into the lowest portion of the spine in the epidural space. This injection can help reduce lower back and leg pain caused by sciatica, herniated discs, bone spurs or other back problems.

You have nerves that run from your spinal cord out to your back and legs. When one of those nerve roots gets irritated and inflamed due to a damaged disc or other condition, it can cause back or leg pain. We use a steroid called Kenalog that can help reduce the inflammation and reduce the pain. It’s injected into the area between the membrane that contains the spinal fluid and the thickest ligament between your vertebra.

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