Pain that spreads from your lower back down your legs is called sciatica or radicular pain. If you have this type of pain, an epidural injection may help you. This injection can be given at different points along your back, depending on the affected area. An injection in your lower back is called a lumbar epidural and an injection at the bottom of your spine is called a caudal epidural.
A lumbar or caudal epidural injection contains a local anaesthetic to numb your pain and a steroid called cortisone to help reduce swelling and inflammation. The medicines are injected into the area surrounding the nerves in your lower back. This common procedure takes between 15 and 30 minutes. It may give you short-term pain relief and make it easier to move your lower back and legs.
At The Holly Hospital, we provide comprehensive care throughout the patient journey. Our team also works side by side with musculoskeletal physiotherapists who can help with rehabilitation to get you back to maximum flexibility and movement in the shortest possible time. We offer an all-inclusive self-pay package for a lumbar epidural injection and one follow-up appointment. Prices start from £1,350 (terms and conditions apply). For more information and eligibility criteria, speak to one of our self-pay advisors by calling 020 3918 9554