Image-guided epidural steroid injections

Tech Vasc Interv Radiol. 2002 Dec;5(4):186-93. doi: 10.1053/tvir.2002.36426.


Epidural steroid injection has been proven to be useful in the treatment of acute lumbosacral radicular pain syndromes. The use of image guidance significantly increases accuracy and decreases complication rates. The technique of performing these injections, including translaminar approach, is described in this article. Necessary precautions and potential risks are also described.

MeSH terms

  • Anesthetics, Local / administration & dosage
  • Humans
  • Injections, Epidural / adverse effects
  • Injections, Epidural / methods*
  • Low Back Pain / drug therapy*
  • Monitoring, Physiologic / methods
  • Radiculopathy / drug therapy*
  • Radiography, Interventional / methods*
  • Spine / diagnostic imaging*
  • Steroids / administration & dosage*


  • Anesthetics, Local
  • Steroids