• Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection (CESI)

    Cervical epidural steroid injections are very helpful. They can effectively treat cervical spinal stenosis, cervical radiculopathy, cervical discogenic pain cervical herniated nucleus pulposus cervical spondylosis post laminectomy syndrome, cervical degenerative disc disease, and headache. Dr. Ring performs the injection because he wants to reduce your pain symptoms. Sometimes these procedures help you take less or no medication for your pain and avoid surgery. Your neck will be cleaned with antiseptic solution and an x-ray will identify spot for injection. Local anesthetic numbs the skin and a needle will be used to enter the epidural space. Small amounts of x-ray contrast will be injected to confirm that the needle is correctly positioned. Some patients feel pressure in their chest during the injection. Dr. Ring will want to see you within one week following the procedure.

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