Herniated disc symptoms can include pain, numbness, tingling, and weakness that extends along either the legs or the arms, depending on where the herniated disc is located in the spine. These symptoms can be debilitating, and your back pain doctor in Miami may recommend an epidural steroid injection. You can learn about this treatment by watching this featured video.
It explains the basic anatomy of the spine. The spinal cord is protected by a membrane, and the epidural space is found right outside this tissue. Once the doctor numbs your skin with a local anesthetic, he or she can insert a needle into the epidural space, and inject a medication. Some people who receive this herniated disc treatment feel an immediate relief of their painful symptoms.