An epidural injection involves injecting local anaesthetics and steroids into an area called the epidural space, near your spinal cord. This numbs your nerves to provide pain relief. The steroids reduce inflammation and may make the pain relief last longer.
The type of epidural injection depends on where it is given (see figure 1).
An epidural injection can give you short-term pain relief, allowing you to move around more easily.
An epidural injection usually takes 15 to 30 minutes.
Your doctor will insert a needle and inject the anaesthetic. Your doctor will then remove the needle.
Author: Dr Vanessa Hodgkinson FFPMRCA FRCA and Dr Iain Moppett DM MRCP FRCA
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