What is an Epidural?

Our epidural steroid injections have helped thousands of patients reduce, relieve, and manage their pain.

Dr. Joye administering an epidural

For many patients, epidurals provide great relief from spinal, sciatica, or degenerative disc disease pain.

We invite you to view our educational videos and read our questions and answers to help inform you about what epidurals are, why they are used and what to expect when you need one.

What Does an Epidural Treat?

How Many Can I Get?

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an Epidural?

An epidural is an injection of medication in the epidural space just outside the spinal fluid. The epidural space is the area that surrounds the spinal cord running from the base of the brain to the tailbone including the spinal nerves as they exit the spine.

Why are Epidural Injections Prescribed?

Most epidural injections are given for back pain and leg pain (sciatica) from a disc or bone spur irritating the nerves. An epidural is prescribed to reduce pain, tingling and numbness caused by nerve inflammation. However there are many other medical problems that epidural injections can help treat. Those include spinal stenosis, arthritis of the spine and degenerative disc disease to name just a few.

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