Epidural Steroid Injection (Lumbar, Thoracic, Cervical Injection)
Epidural injections are given to manage pain during procedures (epidural nerve blocks) and to manage chronic pain (epidural steroid injections). This article discusses epidural steroid injections in particular. Steroids are a manufactured hormone that can reduce inflammation and pain. If you have arm, neck, low back, or sciatic leg pain, you may find relief from an epidural steroid injection.