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Epidural injection for pain relief at Nuffield Health Cheltenham Hospital

Epidural steroid injection is a technique for relieving pain from spinal stenosis and spinal disc herniation. Using a needle, relatively small amounts of corticosteroids together with a local anesthetic are injected into the epidural space around the spinal cord and spinal nerves. The anti-inflammatory effect of the corticosteroid is responsible for providing pain relief. Modern techniques employ image guidance for accuracy. This allows the physician to visualize the location of the needle with respect to the anatomy prior to the injection. While traditional techniques without image guidance, also known as blind injections, can assure a degree of accuracy using anatomical landmarks, it has been shown in studies that image guidance provides much more reliable localization and accuracy in comparison.

Price

Location Price
Nuffield Health Cheltenham Hospital £1,500 *
National average ( 147 hospitals/clinics ) £1,370
Average within miles of Go  

* What's included?

Surgical Treatment Pathway

Included
in price

Pre-assessment

Yes

Consultant choice and all surgical and follow up consultant fees

Yes

Prosthesis/implant

Yes

Overnight stay (as clinically required)

Yes

Anaesthetic and anaesthetist's fees

Yes

Take home drugs

Yes

Post-operative follow up care consultations (as clinically required)

Yes

Post-operative physiotherapy sessions (as many as clinically required)

Yes

Re-admission and treatment if required

Yes

A list of our treatment prices can be viewed at nuffieldhealth.com/paying-for-yourself.

Doctors that perform Epidural injection at Nuffield Health Cheltenham Hospital

The following doctors have admitting rights to Nuffield Health Cheltenham Hospital and also perform Epidural injection