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what are the side affects after getting a epidural for my back for my herniated disc

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
27 years experience Pain Management
Yes: You are fine to proceed with acupuncture

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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
18 years experience Neurosurgery
Variable: The length of relief varies, and some do not get any relief at all. Risks include spinal headache or leak, headache, infection, and nerve injury. The ... Read More
Dr. Brian Nichol
30 years experience Anesthesiology
it varies...: If you respond to an epidural injection it may last from weeks to 6 months or longer. They are often administered in a series of three injections with ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes you can: I believe you can, epidural used for the treatment of herniated disc.
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Dr. Chukwuka Okafor
16 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yes you can: You can get epidural anesthesia with a herniated disc. From the spine standpoint, a herniated disc does not contraindicate epidural anesthesia.
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Dr. Boris Aronzon
24 years experience Anesthesiology
Yes: There are no danger in getting epidural anesthesia if you have herniated disk. You should worry about positioning during labor which could make hernia ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elmer Ireton
Specializes in Family Medicine
Steroid injection: The best source for this information would be the provider who gave you the injections. There are many things that must be considered in making any r ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
33 years experience Neurology
Can't say: Without more information, in general physical therapy and massage may be beneficial. Need more information about you history and clinical findings to ... Read More
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A 60-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
If it is only: bruising it should go away in 2-3 weeks, but given your diabetes and obesity, perhaps a bit longer.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Herniated disc: I would agree with your doctor, based on severity of the pain. If in doubt, you can always seek second opinion.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Potentially: The systemic effects of the steroid in an epidural injection are usually much lower than when taken orally, but they can still happen including weight ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tova Sebaoun
35 years experience Anesthesiology
Yes it does!: Lots of people live not knowing they have 1. Also if some1 has pain and 1 is found, pain attributed to it. Surgery doesn't always helpi have patients ... Read More
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Dr. Slade Suchecki
18 years experience Family Medicine
Consider: An evaluation by an osteopathic physician, a physician trained in the musculoskeletal system, to review options.

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