Cervical Epidural Injection

Spine, General Orthopedics, and Sports Medicine located in Redwood City and Santa Clara, CA
Cervical Epidural Injection

Cervical Epidural Injection services offered in Redwood City and Santa Clara, CA

A cervical epidural injection is used to treat cervical related nerve pain with a corticosteroid shot. The SOAR Spine and Orthopedics team swiftly administers this effective treatment to improve your life and minimize crippling pain. Call the Santa Clara or Redwood City, California, offices today to schedule a cervical epidural injection or book through the online reservation portal.

What is a cervical epidural injection?

A cervical epidural injection is a precisely delivered cortisone injection to the specific nerve that your physician has identified as the cause of your severe pain. A specialist injects the corticosteroid into the epidural space between the spinal cord and the neck bones (vertebrae).

Vital spinal nerves can be injured or compressed that can lead to severe function limiting pain nerves in this space can sometimes, because of an injury or illness, cause pain. This pain can radiate outward from the source, reducing one’s quality of life.

What are the benefits of a cervical epidural injection?

The benefits include a dramatic reduction of nerve pain, due to the direct effect of the cortisone. In addition to chronic pain management, cervical epidurals ease other joint discomforts. These injections reduce sensations of numbness, tingling, and muscle weakness. Epidurals can potentially reduce the need for surgery.

A doctor administers epidurals to the neck to help treat:

  • Disc herniation
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal) 
  • Degenerative diseases
  • Bone spurs

Your provider might consider a cervical epidural injection to support treatment for several conditions.

Is a cervical epidural injection safe?

When administered by an expert and performed in a sterile environment, the procedure is very safe. SOAR Spine and Orthopedics utilize X-ray guidance for additional protection,  allowing the ability to perform digital subtraction to identify blood vessels,the procedure is very safe.

It’s best to consider the risks of an epidural and discuss all concerns with a SOAR Spine and Orthopedics specialist. They’ll be able to guide you in the epidural process and recommend how often and for how long you should get the shots.

Is a cervical epidural painful?

The experts apply local anesthesia before corticosteroid injection, allowing you to experience only mild discomfort. You could notice a slight pinch, but the pain should be minimal.

Some people notice temporary pressure and tingling sensations. Inform your health provider immediately if you experience severe discomfort while receiving an epidural.

What can I expect during a cervical epidural injection?

Your health care provider examines your current health and medical history to determine your eligibility for an epidural. They’ll also keep an eye on your pain level and be aware of specific allergens you might have.

The experts then apply local anesthesia to numb the injection site. You could choose to be sedated to reduce anxiety and streamline the injection process. The specialist then administers the shot.

Call the Santa Clara or Redwood City, California office today to learn more about cervical epidural injections or book through the online portal.