• Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection (TESI)

    Dr. Barry Ring performs these procedures for the following reasons: thoracic spinal stenosis, thoracic radiculopathy, thoracic discogenic pain, thoracic herniated nucleus pulposus, thoracic spondylosis, Post Laminectomy Syndrome, thoracic degenerative disc disease, or Herpes Zoster (also called shingles). Rib pain or broken rib pain are also reasons for TESIs. The goal of the injection is to reduce pain in the mid-back and chest and improve your ability to function. Sometimes these procedures help you to take less or no medication for your pain and usually help you avoid surgery. TESIs for painful shingles can help alleviate the signs and symptoms of shingles very quickly. TESIs for fibromyalgia can be very efficacious.

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