Patients with severe pain who have not responded to therapy and/or other treatments and are not surgical candidates, are candidates for pain management procedures such as Epidural Steroid Injections, which instantly relieve pain for weeks or even months at a time.
Epidural steroid injections deliver medication directly (or very near) to the source of pain generation. In contrast, oral steroids and painkillers have a dispersed, less-focused impact and may have unacceptable side effects. Additionally, since the vast majority of pain stems from chemical inflammation, an epidural steroid injection can help control local inflammation while also "flushing out" inflammatory proteins and chemicals from the local area that may contribute to and exacerbate pain.
The goal of the injection is pain relief, and the injection is often sufficient to provide relief. Sometimes, an epidural steroid injection is used in combination with a comprehensive rehabilitation program to provide additional pain relief.
CitiMED's Pain Management Division accepts direct referrals from qualified physicians from the medical community and provides the following services: