This injection procedure is performed to relieve low back and radiating leg pain.
The steroid medication can reduce the swelling and inflammation caused by spinal conditions such as spinal stenosis, radiculopathy, sciatica and herniated discs. The injection is meant to help reduce inflammation and relieve pain while your body attempts to heal your condition. It also helps to control pain while you are engaged in a functional rehabilitation program. Although some patients ultimately require more invasive measures, many find that the injection when combined with rehab is enough to provide long term satisfactory relief.