The pain brought on by arthritis of the spine can incapacitate patients. That’s why finding ways to relieve pain is a crucial part of the treatment process. At Coastal Pain Clinic in Broward County, one available option that patients may consider is getting epidural steroid injections.
During an epidural steroid injection (ESI), local anesthetic and steroids are injected into the epidural space found in the spine. This is done to provide pain relief and reduce the swelling in the nerve roots that may be associated with low back pain due to arthritis.
Some 27 million adults reportedly suffer from osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis. Of these numbers, at least 40 to 85 percent suffer from lumbar spine osteoarthritis, also known as osteoarthritis or arthritis of the spine, which can also cause weakness and pain that radiate to the arms and legs.
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