Your neck is also called your cervical spine. It is a complex structure of bones, nerves, muscles, ligaments (tissue that connects bones) and tendons (tissue that connects muscles to bones). If a nerve root in your neck becomes compressed or swollen (inflamed), this can cause pain that travels through your shoulder and down your arm.
A cervical epidural injection contains a local anaesthetic to numb your pain and a steroid drug called cortisone to help reduce swelling and inflammation.
The medicines are injected into the area surrounding the inflamed nerve roots. This common procedure takes between 15 and 30 minutes. It may give you short-term pain relief and make it easier to move your neck and arms. The Orthopaedics Department at Highgate diagnoses and treats all types of problems affecting the spine. Our leading spinal team ensure that you get the best possible care from your diagnosis to rehabilitation.
At Highgate Private Hospital, we understand that spinal problems are a common cause of pain, reduced mobility and loss of earnings. We offer an all-inclusive self-pay package for a cervical epidural injection and one follow-up appointment. Prices start from £1,601 (terms and conditions apply). For more information, please call our self-pay advisers on 020 3918 9463. You can find more details about an epidural for pain relief here.