Spine Procedures
Caudal Steroid Injection

Caudal Steroid Injection

A causal steroid injection is a procedure using an injection of steroid medication to relieve lower back and leg pain.


Caudal Steroid Injection

A caudal steroid injection is a procedure using an injection of steroid medication to relieve lower back and leg pain. The medication helps reduce inflammation and swelling caused by multiple spinal conditions including spinal stenosis, herniated discs and sciatica.

During the minimally invasive AccuCision® Spine procedure, the patient lays face down with a cushion placed under the stomach area to arch the back. The doctor uses a special x-ray device to locate the sacral hiatus, which is the small opening at the base of the sacrum. The doctor numbs the area with a local anesthetic, then gently guides a needle through the anesthetized tissue and into the epidural space. Once in place, the painful area is treated with an injection of mixture of steroid and anesthetic. The needle is then removed and the injection site is covered with a band-aid.

Most patients feel considerable relief after only one or two injections, but it may take some patients three treatments to feel the full effect from the medication.

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