Caudal Steroid Injection

Non-Operative Spine – Caudal Steroid Injection

A caudal steroid injection is used to treat pain in the lower back and leg. Swelling and inflammation are common causes of pain that can be reduced with steroids. Steroids can be administered by a simple injection, and monitored with fluorescent dyes to ensure that the medication reaches the inflamed tissue.

Conditions

  • Spinal stenosis
  • Foraminal stenosis
  • Cervical radiculopathy (Pinched Nerve)
  • Lumbar radiculopathy (Sciatica)
  • Herniated disc
  • Bulging disc
  • Torn disc
  • Facet Joint Syndrome
  • Arthritis

Treatment

  • A physician places a needle with x-ray guidance and confirms needles location with contrast dye
  • A combination of local anesthetic and anti-inflammatory steroids is injected into the area experiencing pain
  • Injections are repeated as needed
  • Reduced swelling and inflammation will lessen pain