Illinois Pain Institute

When any pain that has lasted more than 3 months, it is defined as chronic pain. The first and critical step in treating chronic pain is accurate diagnosis. Your pain doctor will review your medical history and perform a physical examination. S/he  will discuss your concerns and...

A spinal injection usually involves injecting a local anesthetic and corticosteroid into one or more levels of the cervical or lumbar spine. The local anesthetic provides immediate, short-term pain relief. The corticosteroid is a powerful anti-inflammatory drug that slowly takes effect and provides long-term pain...

A lumbar epidural steroid injection is a procedure that can relieve low back pain, that may or may not be radiating down the leg. A lumbar epidural spinal injection is recommended to– reduce nerve inflammation and pain aid healing get important diagnostic information, such as...