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nerve block vs steroid injection

A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gena Kluwe
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Hormones come in : Many flavors. The steroids we use for anti-inflammatory purposes have zero "body-building" properties and are the glucocorticoids. There are quite a ... Read More
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Dr. Brian Nichol
29 years experience Anesthesiology
No: The steroids used by body builders are Anabolic steroids which build up muscle tissue with weight lifting. Anti-inflammatory steroids are used in nerv ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
37 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Very successful: Radio frequency ablation is the process that heat the nerve to prevent it from relaying a pain message to the brain. Generally, benefits last up,to a ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Naftulin
33 years experience Pain Management
Yes: Although injections of this type may work in 1-7 days, it may take up to 3 weeks. Be patient and continue activity as able in the meantime.
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Dr. Foead Geula
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possibly: Maximal benefit after a nerve root injection typically within 10-14 days after the procedure.
Dr. Qamar Khan
16 years experience Pain Management
Can Take 2 Weeks: Epidural injections have a variable relief pattern and it really depends on the steroid used and location of pathology. Typically epidural injections ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Cohen
35 years experience Anesthesiology
Two approaches: There are two approaches to an epidural injection. The midline approach spreads steroids in a space that often spreads to the nerve roots at one or mo ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Galina Nikolskaya
10 years experience Neurology
EMG,PT, botox, surg: Make sure you had quality EMG ruling out lumbosacral radiculopathy. Then physical therapy involving strengthening of the pelvic and hip region and str ... Read More
A 77-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Flushed: The corticosteroid that was injected also enters the general circulation and can cause the flushing. Sometimes patients also note an increase in blood ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
No: This is not the usual outcome check back with doctor a few hours of numbness is normal, buttocks dosent make sense for site of injectionl3-4 is front ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Unfortunately: Post Epidural (in the neck) headaches are a common adverse reaction! It's not unusual to have these headaches for a few weeks following the injection ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
38 years experience Anesthesiology
Maybe: I assume you had a MRI done and the findings correlate w your area of numbness. The steroid injection is to decrease the inflammation that a bulging d ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience Podiatry
Just Shoes?: This type on condition is very difficult to assess without knowing much more about the entire clinical picture. While permanent nerve damage from just ... Read More
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