Symptoms of disc bulge/herniation of the cervical spine:
Epidural steroid injections place steroid medications in a precise location around the nerve relieving pain by reducing inflammation.
These injections are performed with IV sedation and out patient basis.
The number of injections depend of many factors including but not limited to location and extend of the pain, how many areas are involved and how long the pain has been present.
A series of 3 injections may be necessary for maximum of effectiveness as they will “build on each other” and provide long term relief.
This treatment may the future need for surgery with the best results achieved when diagnosed early and treated promptly.