Spire Murrayfield Private Hospital Wirral has a number of highly experienced consultant surgeons who perform a range of procedures each year at the hospital, including Epidural Injections.
You can be assured of having experienced nursing staff on hand after surgery at Spire Wirral in clean and safe facilities. The surgeon you meet for your consultation will perform your surgery and follow up on your care.
What is an epidural injection?
For some people, epidural injections can help to relieve back pain or sciatica (shooting pain from the back down one or both legs) in the short term. This period of pain relief may allow them to become more active - keeping active is crucial to recovery from chronic back pain.
The injection consists of a steroid, a local anaesthetic or a combination of the two.. The position of the injection depends on which spinal nerves are responsible for the pain. This is usually in the lumbar region of the back (below the level of your lowest rib).
The injection is routinely carried out as a day case, with no overnight stay and usually takes between 10 and 20 minutes.