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Epidural Steroid Injections are used in treating lower back leg pain and neck related arm pains. Used in neuropathy treatments, the injection is precisely used in nerves when they become inflamed. On moving down the spine, the passage is narrowed. This happens usually due to disc herniation, cysts in joints, misalignments of vertebrae, thickening of spine ligaments and bone spurs. The spinal sac is filled by fat in the epidural space and provides a cushion effect to nerves and spinal cord. An anti-inflammatory action takes place by steroids that reduce the pain. However in baseline, the steroids do not heal the pain but break the pain cycle. Hence, injections can provide benefits that compensates over the steroid effects. The injections are injected through three techniques. One is transforminal, second is interlaminar and third is the caudal open in browser PRO version

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technique. All the techniques use a thin needle into x ray position. In order to provide temporary relief from pain, local anaesthesia is also provided with steroid. The transforaminal technique involves injecting medicine into the nerve sleeve just beside the nerve where it is present in spine. The medicine injected travels up the nerve sleeve into the epidural space. The interlaminar technique includes needle placement inside the back of the epidural space and injection of steroid there. In Caudal technique, the bottom of the epidural space known as sacral hiatus is injected with the steroid. After the epidural steroid injections injected into your body, the activities performed are regular as before injecting the medicine. On request, sedation can also be provided along with anaesthesia. Post medications the effect of the injection is seen within a week. There are some side-effects too involved like sleeping disorders, anxiety, Steroid flush, water retention and changes in menstrual cycles. Side-effects are of low density and are reduced within days. However prior diseases like high or low blood pressure, tuberculosis or diabetes should be listed to the doctor. Widely used for arm, neck and back pains, these have less complications. However, the dosage of injections is repeated to experience consistent improvements. ESI is one of many cures that are used in naturopathy treatment of nerves. It is safe and has not led to any dangerous side effects till date.

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Esi as a neuropathy treatment for leg and arm pains