Welcome to Pinnacle Physical Therapy’s educational reference on epidural steriod injections.
Epidural steroid injections (ESI) are commonly used to control back and leg pain from many different causes. These injections control pain by reducing inflammation and swelling. They do not fully cure any of the injuries they are commonly used for, but they can control the symptoms for prolonged periods of time. In many cases, the ESI is used to control the symptoms so that you can participate in a Physical Therapy program, become more active, and be better able to control your chronic symptoms.
This guide will help you understand:
- where the injection is given
- what your doctor hopes to achieve
- what you need to do to prepare
- what might go wrong
- what Pinnacle Physical Therapy’s approach to rehabilitation is