A Translaminar Lumbar and Caudal Epidural can take 5-15 minutes to perform. This injection procedure is performed to alleviate lower back and surrounding and radiating leg pain. Steroid medication can actually reduce pain from swelling and inflammation caused by a variety of different spinal conditions. During this procedure, local anesthetic is applied to the lower back lumbar area to numb the skin and surrounding areas.
Using a fluoroscope for guidance, we slide a thicker needle into the epidural space between the L4 and L5 vertebrae. We then inject a mixture of steroid and anesthetic into the epidural space, helping alleviate and soothe the nerve root pain. This procedure may need to be performed up to 3 times to receive full relief from pain.