Epidural injections can be performed to the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar regions of the spinal column. They can be administered to alleviate pain due to a herniated disc, spinal stenosis, or radiculopathy which can compress the nerves causing inflammation and pain. An injection will be given into the epidural space of the affected region of the spine. A combination of local anesthetic and steroid medication will be injected to decrease swelling to the affected nerves and thus reduce the pain. Although some patients may require only one injection, typically a series of three injections will be ordered. The injection may provide permanent relief or a period of pain relief for several months.