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Epidural injection

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We regularly administer spinal epidural steroid injections (ESIs) to treat many forms of back, neck or leg pain. A lumbar epidural injects anti-inflammatory medicine, such as cortisone, near the nerve roots that are causing pain. The treatment will generally provide you with very effective pain relief during acute episodes, particularly when you receive it as part of a more comprehensive programme, including stretching and strengthening exercises to maintain spine mobility.

You’ll be given a local anaesthetic before an ESI. The ESI usually takes between 15 and 30 minutes to administer, and you will be able to return home the same day. It is possible to have up to three injections in one year if necessary.

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You don’t need medical insurance to receive treatment at one of our hospitals. Treatment from a leading specialist using the very latest technologies is more affordable than you may have thought, and our prices are very competitive.

When you undergo a spinal injection in one of our hospitals, you can expect:

  • treatment by an orthopaedic specialist experienced in administering spinal ESIs
  • access to the latest scanning equipment, which ensures the injection is guided accurately

In terms of value for your money, we are second to none. With us you can be sure you are getting the best treatment available. When you have any treatment in one of our units or hospitals, you will experience a number of benefits:

You’ll have access to the country's finest consultants, working with the latest treatments and cutting-edge technologies in state-of-the-art facilities that smaller private hospitals cannot match.

You don’t need medical insurance to receive treatment at one of our hospitals. Treatment from a leading specialist using the very latest technologies is more affordable than you may have thought, and our prices are very competitive. As a guide, an initial consultation to clarify your condition and discuss the best course of action could be approximately £250.

You’ll be treated by London’s number 1 private hospital group. We treat over 400,000 patients each year and this volume drives excellence and experience. Over the last ten years we’ve invested £500 million in treatments, technologies and medication, many of which are not available via smaller hospitals or on the NHS.

You can be confident that we can look after all your treatment needs. We are the only private hospital group to offer patients of all ages such an extensive range of treatments.

You won't have to wait. Your treatment starts when you’re ready, and often we have same day or next day appointments available.

Your safety is protected. Not all private hospitals are the same. Some private hospitals don’t have any on-site critical care facilities in the event of an emergency. Our consultants have access to more critical care beds 24/7 than any other private healthcare group in the UK. If you need urgent care you’ll receive it instantly – it’s very rare for us to transfer patients to another hospital. Our MRSA infection rates are nearly five times lower than the national average. And we have zero recorded cases of some other common infections.

What to do next

Once you have decided that you want to go ahead with your treatment, or would like further information, here's what to do next:

Self-pay two-step process to treatment

1. Contact us to discuss your needs, including HCA payment options for HCA private hospital treatments and surgery. We can help you choose the best consultant or specialist for your condition.

2. You can then book an initial consultation directly with us at a time and hospital that suits your needs – this could cost approximately £250. We can also give you a competitive guide price at the time of booking for any follow-up treatments that may be needed. Same day and next day appointments are available.

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