Spinal pain is often caused by irritated or damaged nerves from the neck or back. These nerves travel into the arms or legs and can cause pain, burning, tingling or even weakness and muscle loss. The pain specialist physician uses a specialized x-ray machine to guide the needle to the area causing the symptoms and instill this region with pain medications and steroids which help reduce swelling and heal the nerves. The epidural injection takes 5-10 minutes depending on how many nerves are involved. It is a safe and very effective procedure for Pain Management.