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

North Meridian Office CLOSED, April 8, 2019

Patients, Our 8805 N. Meridian St. location is closed today, April 8, due to a water main break.  If you have questions please call 317-706-7246 tomorrow (April 9) during normal business hours. Thank you, Center for  Pain Management

New Research Shows Long Term Results from Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) Implants

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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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