When you come in for your epidural at Restore Health, you change into a gown so that your provider has easy access to your back or neck. They may ask that you sit up, lay on your side, or lay on your stomach, depending on the source of your pain.

Right before the injection, your provider sterilizes the area and gives you anesthesia to numb the area. You may also have the option to take a medication to help you relax throughout the procedure.

Using a special type of X-ray called a fluoroscope, they insert the needle and carefully guide it into the epidural space around your spine. They inject a contrast dye to ensure the needle is in the right place before injecting the steroid.

You might feel a bit of discomfort or pressure near the injection site once your anesthesia wears off, but you can go about your day after a brief monitoring period in the office.