Dr. Mukarram A. Khan, DO
7691 Five Mile Road, Suite 10
Cincinnati, OH 45230
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An Epidural Steroid Injection is an injection of local anesthetic and steroid deposited into the epidural space using x-ray guidance to ensure accuracy. The epidural space is a space located in the spine just outside of the sac containing spinal fluid. The goal of an epidural steroid injection is to provide pain relief by reducing the inflammation (swelling) of the nerve roots as they exit the spine. An epidural steroid injection will not correct the preexisting medical problem, but may improve the level of pain. It is not unusual for someone to need more than one injection to receive maximum benefit. The injections are done routinely in a series of three injections about 2 weeks apart if needed. If the pain is improved significantly no further injection is needed.