Mon - Fri 09.00 - 17.00

Sat - Sun CLOSED

info@complexspine.london

Epidural

Epidurals are used mainly for sciatic leg or arm pain (also known as radicular pain), when simpler and more conservative measures have not helped.

The effectiveness of the treatment can vary from person to person – some may experience a significant reduction in pain lasting several months, while others might find the effects don’t last as long – and the injection is usually undertaken alongside other treatments, such as physiotherapy.

Epidural steroid injections

An epidural steroid injection involves injecting a steroid into the epidural space (the space that surrounds the spinal cord). A local anaesthetic, or a solution called ‘normal saline’, with the steroid will bathe the nerve roots that send pain signals to the brain.

Epidural injections can be given anywhere along the length of the spine, such as:

  • in the neck (cervical)
  • between the shoulder blades/back of chest (thoracic)
  • in the lower back (lumbar) or tailbone (caudal)

Transforaminal epidural

A transforaminal epidural is a similar technique, but involves an injection being made through a small space at the side of the spine, known as the intervertebral foramen.

Also read the information about dorsal root ganglion block (nerve root injection)

  • Treatments

The London Independent Hospital
1 Beaumont Square, London E1 4NL

0808 101 0337

Mon - Fri 09.00 - 17.00

Sat - Sun CLOSED

The London Independent Hospital
1 Beaumont Square, London E1 4NL

0808 101 0337

Mon - Fri 09.00 - 17.00

Sat - Sun CLOSED

London Clinic
20 Devonshire Pl, Marylebone, London W1G 6BW

02079354444

Mon - Fri 09.00 - 17.00

Sat - Sun CLOSED

Lycahealth Canary Wharf
1 Westferry Circus, Canary Wharf, London E14 4HD

020 7132 1440

Mon - Fri 09.00 - 17.00

Sat - Sun CLOSED

Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth
60 Grove End Rd, London NW8 9NH

020 7806 4000

Mon - Fri 09.00 - 17.00

Sat - Sun CLOSED

Blackheath Hospital
40-42 Lee Terrace, Blackheath, London SE3 9UD

020 8318 7722

Mon - Fri 09.00 - 17.00

Sat - Sun CLOSED

London Bridge Hospital
27 Tooley St, London SE1 2PR

020 7407 3100

Mon - Fri 09.00 - 17.00

Sat - Sun CLOSED

Bupa Cromwell Hospital
164-178 Cromwell Rd, Kensington, London SW5 0TU

020 7460 2000

Mon - Fri 09.00 - 17.00

Sat - Sun CLOSED

The Wellington Hospital
Wellington Pl, London NW8 9LE

020 3733 5344

Mon - Fri 09.00 - 17.00

Sat - Sun CLOSED

Highgate Hospital
17-19 View Rd, Highgate, London N6 4DJ

020 8341 4182

Mon - Fri 09.00 - 17.00

Sat - Sun CLOSED

Otima health
19 Harley St, Marylebone, London W1G 9QJ

020 7036 8800

Mon - Fri 09.00 - 17.00

Sat - Sun CLOSED

Harris Private and International Patient Unit, Great Ormond Street Hospital
Great Ormond St, London WC1N 3JH

020 7405 9200

Mon - Fri 09.00 - 17.00

Sat - Sun CLOSED

The Portland Hospital
205-209 Great Portland St, London W1W 5AH

020 3627 1534

Mon - Fri 09.00 - 17.00

Sat - Sun CLOSED

  • Select your nearest London location