Caudal Epidural Steroid Injections

The Center for Pain Management uses caudal epidural steroid injections (also called caudal blocks) as a pain management treatment option to relieve lower back pain and radiating leg pain. The steroids used can reduce the swelling and inflammation caused by stenosis, radiculopathy, sciatica and herniated discs.

How it works: Local anesthetic is used to numb the skin and tissue down to the surface of sacral hiatus. After a needle is carefully inserted in the target area, a contrast solution (a liquid that displays on X-ray) is used to help the doctor see painful areas using fluoroscopy. Then a combination of anesthetic and anti-inflammatory medicine is injected into the epidural space, bathing the affected area in medication. Most patients have significant pain relief after one or two caudal epidural steroid injections, but it might be necessary to repeat the procedure several times to receive the full benefit of the pain management treatment.

Updates + Announcements

September is Pain Awareness Month

Center for Pain Management joins the global health care community in recognizing September as Pain Awareness Month.  This international campaign was first established in 2001 to create greater understanding that pain is a serious public health issue. Pain Awareness Month…
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Multidisciplinary Pain Medicine Fellowship

The Center for Pain Management is seeking qualified candidates for its 12-month Multidisciplinary Pain Medicine Fellowship. This is a salaried, non-ACGME accredited training program for individuals interested in pursuing a career in clinical practice. Fellows will be trained and become…
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Meet Dr. Scott Kim, MD – Anesthesiologist + Pain Management Physician

Dr. Scott Kim, MD is a board-certified anesthesiologist and pain management specialist. He has notable expertise in a wide range of interventional medical procedures for treating acute and chronic pain conditions. Learn More About Dr. Scott Kim, MD at the…
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Center for Pain Management in Lafayette, Indiana is Now Open & Accepting New Patients

We are proud to announce the opening of a new location. The Center for Pain Management in Lafayette, Indiana (formerly known as Innovations Pain Management  Group) is open and accepting new patients. This state-of-the art 4,000 square-foot pain care center…
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Senior Olympic Race Walker Beats Back Pain with Spinal Cord Stimulator

Kay is an accomplished competitive race walker who participated in the Senior Games for 20 years until severe back pain ended her Olympic dreams. Instead of accepting defeat and living with the pain, this active 82 year old athlete had…
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