The double board certified Interventional Spine physicians from Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians are highly qualified to administer epidurals for treating back pain. If you suffer from lower back pain or Sciatica, please contact our Atlanta Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injections Specialists at Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians today to find out if this interventional spine treatment is right for you. After a thorough evaluation, we can recommend a treatment plan that is tailored to meet your specific needs and treatment goals. We look forward to help you stay active and live your best life.
The caudal approach to the epidural space involves the use of a Tuohy needle, an intravenous catheter, or a hypodermic needle to puncture the sacrococcygeal membrane . Injecting local anaesthetic at this level can result in analgesia and/or anaesthesia of the perineum and groin areas. The caudal epidural technique is often used in infants and children undergoing surgery involving the groin, pelvis or lower extremities. In this population, caudal epidural analgesia is usually combined with general anaesthesia since most children do not tolerate surgery when regional anaesthesia is employed as the sole modality.
An epidural steroid injection places this powerful anti-inflammatory medication directly around the spinal nerves. Traditionally epidural injections were administered without any special equipment, by inserting the needle by feel in the area around the spinal nerves. More recently epidural injections have been administered with the aid of imaging tools to allow your physician to see the needle going to the proper location. Either real-time x-ray called fluoroscopy, or CT scan can be used to 'watch' the needle deliver the medication to the proper location.