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Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injections

The spine doctors at the Spine & Rehab Group in NYC and northern NJ understand how lower back pain can put a damper on your activities. They believe in an interventional approach to lumbar pain, always striving to help you reach your full potential with the least invasive treatments. A lumbar epidural steroid injection is a minimally invasive treatment that treats your pain without an extensive recovery time. Call Dr. Amr Hosny at the Spine & Rehab Group for an evaluation of your back pain. You may be an ideal candidate for this effective lower back pain treatment.

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What Is a Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection?

A lumbar epidural steroid injection is a non-surgical treatment for low back pain, administered to the epidural space in your spine. The epidural space lies between a membrane and the vertebral wall. The injection contains a combination of local anesthetic and steroid medication.

The local anesthetic numbs the inflamed spinal nerves in your lumbar spine while it reduces the pain and other symptoms. The steroids reduce the inflammation. Millions of people suffer from low back pain resulting from nerve compression or irritation. A lumbar epidural injection delivers pain relief right where it’s needed and restores pain-free functionality to your lower back and legs.

If you have nagging lower back pain, Dr. Amr Hosny and a talented team of spine doctors at the Spine & Rehab Group have the skills and technology to effectively diagnose and treat that pain. If a lumbar epidural steroid injection is prescribed, they steer your recovery. The doctors at these state-of-the-art clinics in New York City and across norther New Jersey use the latest medical approaches for diagnosis and treatment of many spinal conditions.

Our Board certified doctors Amr Hosny, MD, MBA, FASA
Amr Hosny, MD, MBA, FASA
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David Chu, MD, FAAPMR
David Chu, MD, FAAPMR
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Vivek Mehta, MD, FAAPMR Board Certified Interventional Spine Medicine
Vivek Mehta, MD, FAAPMR
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Deepali Gupta, MD, DABA, DABPM Board Certified Interventional Spine Specialist
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How Can a Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection Help?

Lumbar spine conditions can alter your life because of the pain and other debilitating symptoms. The condition arises when injuries or degeneration of one of your lumbar spinal discs compresses the spinal nerve roots. Your doctor uses a lumbar epidural steroid injection for pain relief to treat a number of back pain conditions, such as:

A lumbar epidural injection helps with most conditions that inflame the spinal nerves in your lower back. In NYC and northern NJ, consult the doctors led by Dr. Hosny. They use advanced imaging testing to identify the cause of your spinal pain and recommend effective, targeted treatment.

Is a Lumbar Epidural Injection Necessary?

Lower back pain can bring your life to a halt. You have problems walking, sitting, standing and doing ordinary tasks. A lumbar epidural injection can give you back control of your life in a number of ways, including:

Talk to your doctor to understand the benefits of this minimally invasive procedure and how it can affect your life. Alternative treatments may include platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections, physical therapy, mesenchymal stem cell therapy, minimally invasive surgery and other solutions.

Who’s a Good Candidate for a Lumbar Epidural Injection?

If you suffer from incapacitating lower back pain, your doctor carries out tests to determine whether a lumbar epidural injection is the right treatment for you. Indications that you’re a good candidate for this non-surgical treatment include that you have:

Some factors may not make this the best treatment for you. These include:

patient TESTIMONIALS ★★★★★

I came to the spine and rehab group for my back and leg pain. I was able to get an appointment the same day I called. The staff was very friendly and courteous. The doctors were very knowledgeable and took time to explain what was causing my pain and answer all my questions. I felt comfortable having my procedure done in their state of the art surgery center, where the staff made you feel at ease. They are very easy to reach and available to answer all your questions.

Narendra G.

The entire staff at The Spine & Rehab group is great. They are so helpful and kind. The doctors really take time to talk to their patients and answer any and all of the questions that I had. I've had office visits and procedures done and everyone to the front desk, to the nurses. and the doctors were just great and knowledgeable. They really got me feeling better as well. Since I starting going there my pain has improved greatly! I would recommend The Spine & Rehab Group to everyone!

Carmen C.

The Spine & Rehab Group is my go to place for chronic pain. The doctors are compassionate and supportive. The nurses and staff are professional and so caring. I have been a patient here for almost 10 years . The doctors and physician assistant are extremely knowledgeable and always looking for the best way to help with my chronic pain! I always recommend The Spine & Rehab Group to people dealing with pain, I even tell my other doctors what wonderful doctors they are.

Val B.

These days it’s hard to find a professional, yet extremely caring physicians office, particularly in the field of Pain Management. Dr. Hosny, Dr. Chu, physician’s assistant Summer and the entire staff have managed to make this happen. Robin helped me many times with insurance to ensure that I got my shots in a timely manner (Hi Robin!). I’ve been going to this office for about three years and I couldn’t be more pleased!


I went to Dr. Hosny with lower back pain. I spend many hours sitting in a truck for my job. After an hour or so I would get pain in my back. Since I am a truck driver, pain killers were not an option for me. After a few sessions with Dr. Hosny, I am pain free. The staff at New Jersey Pain Care Center and are wonderful and caring people. I would recommend anyone go to Dr. Hosny if they want real results.


I had gone to Dr. Hosny with severe back pain after spinal surgery. It was debilitating pain that stopped me from being able to function normally. Dr. Hosny suggested that I have a Spinal Cord Stimulator implanted in my back. It is the best thing I EVER did. I am so excited to be able to return to my normal life with no medication. My experience at the pain center was wonderful. The nurses were very understanding and kind.


I have had back surgeries that provided me no relief from my pain. After a few treatments with Dr. Hosny, I have almost no discomfort. I have no need for my pain medication anymore, and have been able to go back to working out and enjoying activities with my family. I was pleasantly surprised at the treatment I received at New Jersey Pain Care Center. The staff is very nice, and treats you with respect. The facility is clean, bright and everything is brand new.


I had been having pain in my neck for many years. I had been to other doctors and they all recommended that I have surgery. I was hesitant to get surgery, so I wanted one more opinion. I had a friend tell me about Dr. Hosny and New Jersey Pain Care Center. From the moment I met Dr. Hosny I knew he wasn’t your average doctor. He took the time to listen to my concerns about surgery, and he agreed. After my cervical radiofrequency, I have full range of motion back in my neck, and best of all, no pain.

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What Happens During a Lumbar Epidural Injection?

After a thorough examination of your medical history and imaging tests, your doctor may decide that a lumbar epidural steroid injection is your best treatment option. The steps expected with this procedure include:

  1. Lying comfortably on an x-ray table, facing down
  2. Having the injection area cleaned and numbed
  3. Receiving the injection of the medication — your spine doctor uses live x-rays from a fluoroscope to guide the needle into the epidural space
  4. Resting and being monitored after the injection
  5. Being discharged to start your lumbar epidural steroid injection recovery

You may experience minor pain after a lumbar epidural steroid injection. This and any other mild side effects that you experience pass quickly. You may notice such side effects as:

The spine specialists at the Spine & Rehab Group leverage the latest technology to evaluate your symptoms and diagnose the condition causing your lower back pain. A lumbar epidural steroid injection is the first step toward an individualized treatment plan to get you back to an active lifestyle. Contact the team at the Spine & Rehab Group today to get the most effective treatment for your lower back problem.

Page Updated on Jun 17, 2022 by Dr. Hosny (Interventional Spine Specialist) of The Spine & Rehab Group
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