Best Caudal Injections Treatment


Overview

Caudal Injections are a type of epidural injections that are given to patients suffering from lower back pain in the tailbone or caudal region. The injection contains steroids which help in relieving pain and swelling. 

Procedure

Your doctor will ask you to lie on an X-ray table facing downward. A topical anesthetic will be applied to your lower back. Then a needle containing steroid medication will be injected into your epidural space.

Benefits

Caudal Epidural Injection is very helpful in relieving pain and inflammation without any surgical procedures. It even helps a doctor in identifying the cause of the pain. These injections help in restoring and increasing the function and mobility of your muscles and joints. 

Risks

There is no major risk associated with caudal injections. However, some small risks include headache, infection in the injected area, and bleeding.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What should I not do after the treatment?

    Patients are advised to avoid strenuous driving activities for at least 24 hours after the treatment.

  • How often do I need a caudal injection?

    Most patients find relief in one injection but in some cases, your doctor might ask you for two more injections.

  • How long does the process take?

    The process usually takes 15 to 30 minutes.