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The ESI treatment is generally completed within 45 minutes, after imaging tests are used to find the proper area for the injection. The injection is placed within the area of the spine called the epidural sack, and the medications do not go into the thecal sac, which contains the spinal cord and the roots. Prior to the epidural steroid injection, the use of an MRI, CT, X-RAY, or advanced techniques are used to determine if the pain is occurring within the spinal disk, or another specific area. The most advanced methods used today are able to recognize the affected area easily, so the risk of improper treatment is greatly reduced.
My doctors Insisted on them for the past 18 years, the scar tissue was so thick the doctors had difficulty driving in the epidural needles, it would hurt so much his nurse would hold her hand over my mouth so the patients in the waiting room couldn’t hear me ,after so many injections he refused to see me unless he could knock me out first, And The Ironic part was the shots barely relieved the pain for maybe a week then right back for more shots in the torcher chambers, they have had me on Oxicotton & The Whole Gambit of Pain relievers, to the point I couldn’t even walk ,I have fallen Many times spraining my Wrists And Hurting other parts of my body ,And Forget about going up & down stairs I have fallen several times on the stairs hurting my back and Neck. The pain gets so severe I cant Relieve the pain weather I sit, stand, lay, Even the Pain Machine Just reduces it rather than minimizes my pain ,And to make Matters worse. The Company I use to work for says that they are only responsible for the Original Injuries, Not the Many Injuries I have received Because of the Original Injuries , And Their Incompetent workmen’s comp doctors.