Epidural steroid injections
Updated: Feb 11
The nerves that go to the rest of your body run through the epidural space. If you have a disc hernation, arthritis, or another pathology that irritates these nerves, you can have a radiculopathy. This means the nerve is malfunctioning, and an epidural steroid injection can decrease the inflammation of the nerve. Epidural steroid injections may also be used to treat pain from degenerative discs.