What Is a Steroid Injection?
Spinal inflammation can cause significant pain and musculoskeletal weakness. When those symptoms interfere with day-to-day function, a steroid injection could be prescribed.
Steroid injections are a useful tool for both the diagnosis and the treatment of back, neck, leg, and arm pain. There are several different types of steroid injections, including epidural injections, facet joint injections, and sacroiliac joint injections.
Steroid injections can be used to treat pain from several different causes. If you are experiencing a compressed or pinched nerve, an epidural steroid injection can help to relieve the inflammation and give you pain relief.
Arthritis and other degenerative conditions can be treated with facet joint injections. Facet joint injections are typically used to treat back and spine pain, but they can also be used to treat pain that radiates from the back to other areas.
Similar to facet joint injections, sacroiliac joint injections are useful for relieving pain in the lower back and extremities.