Epidural steroid injections are used to treat pain. They work directly, delivering steroids into the spine. A saline solution can also be used to flush out inflammatory mediators. However, these can be an additional source of pain.
There are millions of people who suffer from debilitating low back pain and joint pain who live in misery every day. They wake up in pain, trudge through the day in pain, and go to bed in pain. Most chronic pain sufferers have tried a host of medications including Tylenol, anti-inflammatories, stronger opioids or “narcotics” [...]