Epidural Injection Specialist

Able Orthopedic and Sports Medicine -  - Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

Able Orthopedic and Sports Medicine

Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeons & General Orthopedics and Sports Medicine located in Queens, Forest Hills, NY

Epidural injections can provide lasting relief for serious pain in your back, legs, or arms. With the help of the board-certified orthopedists at Able Orthopedic & Sports Medicine, you can get started on innovative pain-relieving epidural injections right in the office in Forest Hills, New York. Find out how epidural injections can benefit you by booking an exam online or by calling the clinic to speak with a team member.

Epidural injection Q & A

How do epidural injections work?

Epidural injections are one of the top-requested types of pain management solutions available, often because they’re so fast and effective at relieving pain. This treatment involves injecting clinical-grade medications directly into the protective epidural space that surrounds your spinal cord.

Depending on your diagnosis and symptoms, your epidural injection treatment can contain steroids, anti-inflammatory solutions, and even anesthetics (numbing solutions) to reduce pain, swelling, and inflammation.

What can epidural injections treat?

Your dedicated orthopedist at Able Orthopedic & Sports Medicine may recommend epidural injections to resolve severe pain that’s associated with injury or chronic conditions. For instance, epidural injections can help improve symptoms associated with:

  • Failed back surgery syndrome
  • Herniated or bulging discs
  • Postoperative pain
  • Pinched nerves 
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Bone spurs

Your epidural treatment from Able Orthopedic & Sports Medicine can even help with the pain that shoots down your legs, as with sciatica. 

Is it painful to get epidural injections?

The compassionate pain management specialists at Able Orthopedic & Sports Medicine want you to focus on pain relief rather than discomfort from your treatment. They’re diligent about ensuring you’re comfortable throughout your entire epidural injection treatment.

After positioning you on the exam table and getting you set up with imaging — such as an X-ray — your orthopedist carefully cleans the injection site with an antiseptic solution. They may inject a numbing solution into the area to minimize discomfort before administering the epidural injection. 

While you may feel a pinch or burn from the initial prick of the needle and local anesthetic, you shouldn’t be in any serious discomfort. The entire epidural injection treatment takes just a few minutes. 

How long do epidural injections last?

It just depends on your diagnosis and the severity of your symptoms. Epidural injection treatments from Able Orthopedic & Sports Medicine can last for several days, or even up to several months.

If you have debilitating pain that’s lowering your quality of life, your dedicated orthopedist could recommend having the epidural injection treatment repeated after several weeks for maximum benefits. 

Book your epidural injection evaluation at Able Orthopedic & Sports Medicine today. Click on the online scheduler or call the office directly to schedule.