How can an epidural injection help relieve lower back pain?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
An epidural injection contains drugs to numb nerves and reduce inflammation. Anesthetics deaden feeling, while corticosteroids reduce inflammation that can make nerves send abnormal pain signals.  Watch the animation to learn about epidural injection for lower back pain.

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