Between the dura mater and the wall of the vetebral canal is the epidural space, which is filled with fat, connective tissue, and blood vessels. It serves as padding around the spinal cord. Epidural blocks are done every day in hospitals across the country for women in childbirth. Patients in chronic pain receive epidural injections of local anesthetics and/or steroids to help diagnose and/or decrease chronic pain and increase blood flow to the painful area.
This procedure is for low to mid back pain, herniated discs, radiculopathy, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis/arthritis, herpes zoster, and post herpatic neuralgia (shingles). For neck/arm/upper back pain, headaches, radiculopathy, degenerative disc disease, and spinal stenosis/arthritis.
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