Welcome to Dr. Murali’s Pain Centre, where we specialize in delivering relief and improving the quality of life for individuals suffering from chronic pain. With a commitment to compassionate care and cutting-edge treatments, our dedicated team led by Dr. Murali is here to empower you on your journey towards a pain-free and fulfilling life. In our blog, we share valuable insights, expert advice, and the latest advancements in pain management to help you regain control and find lasting comfort. Join us as we explore the world of pain management and discover new possibilities for a brighter, pain-free future.

What Is Epidural Injection ?

An epidural injection is a medical procedure in which medication is injected into the epidural space of the spine, which is the space surrounding the spinal cord and the nerves exiting the spinal cord. Epidural injections are commonly used for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes to provide pain relief and reduce inflammation in various conditions. The injected medication may include a combination of local anesthetics, steroids, or other drugs, depending on the specific medical condition being treated. Epidural injections are often used to provide relief from chronic pain, particularly in the back, neck, and limbs. They can be effective in treating conditions such as herniated discs, spinal stenosis, sciatica, and various forms of nerve pain


  • Herniated disks
  • “Slipped” vertebrae
  • Joint cysts
  • Bone spurs
  • Thickening ligaments in the spine because of spinal arthritis


Injections are generally avoided in patients who have a systemic illness or skin infection over the puncture site, bleeding problems or coagulopathy, or an allergy to local anaesthetics or any of the drugs that will be administered.


Sleeping problems, Anxiety, Menstrual changes, Water retention, In rare instances, pain that increases for several days after the procedure. Complications are rare, particularly if the injections are performed using a precise needle-positioning technique.

Post Procedure

  • It is recommended that you lie down and rest at home for at least 2 hours immediately after the procedure.
  • Plan to rest and relax for the first 24 hours after the injection in a reclined position.
  • Limit walking or sitting to 10-20 minutes at a time.
  • You may resume all medications as previously prescribed.
  • You may remove the dressing/band-aid later that night.
  • You may apply an ice-pack to the injection site for up to 20 minute intervals as needed to reduce discomfort.