Cervical Steroid Injections

In cases of chronic neck pain and cervical radiculitis, one of the most popular types of treatment is cervical epidural steroid injections. Studies have shown that this treatment option is very effective for reducing, and in some cases eliminating, cervical nerve pain. The exact mechanisms of action are still being researched, but it is primarily found that steroid injections serve to reduce nerve pain through their anti-inflammatory properties. Steroids have other benefits beyond the anti-inflammatory characteristics that also play a role in their effectiveness, such as the ability of steroids to stabilize nerve membranes and obstruct the conductance of ions, both of which are viable explanations for the relief of pain symptoms.