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what happens if I eat before an epidural steroid injection

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
60 years experience Family Medicine
Epidural: You may have a problem with the anesthesia. Be sure to tell your doctor if you have eaten.
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
29 years experience Anesthesiology
Your thirst: Is quenched and your belly filled. Unless you are receiving sedation for the procedure, you don't need to fast. Consult with your doctor about his pre ... Read More
Dr. Jeffrey Glaser
25 years experience Pain Management
Possible Cancel: If you were scheduled to be done with sedation it may be canceled or offered without sedation. The purpose of not eating/drinking for a specified per ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
39 years experience Anesthesiology
Not bad: If you can relax and allow the person doing the procedure walk you through what he/she is doing, then it will be over before you know it. Local anest ... Read More
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
27 years experience Pain Management
Look here: http://www.bidmc.org/centersanddepartments/departments/spinecenter/hottopics/transforaminalesi.aspx this is a nice website from beth isreal hospita ... Read More
Dr. Foead Geula
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Short and safe: An epidural steroid injection is a relatively quick outpatient procedure that can be done under local anesthesia and light sedation. The patient like ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Guyer
46 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Primary for leg pain: They are used primary used when there is a pinched nerve in the back that is causing leg pain, ie sciatica.
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
27 years experience Pain Management
Look here: Here is a nice website from beth israel hospital in boston: http://www.Bidmc.Org/centersanddepartments/departments/spinecenter/hottopics/transforam ... Read More
Dr. Brian Le
Dr. Brian Le answered
17 years experience Pain Management
ESI: An epidural steroid injection is a minimally invasive procedure that delivers steroids via a needle directly into the epidural space to help reduce in ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard O'Leary
29 years experience Anesthesiology
Reverse??: I'm not sure what a reverse epidural is. Epidural steroids are injected in the spine to lessen inflamation and thereby provide pain relief. I have n ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Benglis
17 years experience Neurosurgery
Epidural steroid : Infection, nerve injury, scar formation, failure to work, CSF leak etc etc, all of these are low however. I send my patients to guys and gals i trust ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Sibert
39 years experience Anesthesiology
Improvement: Epidural steroids are typically used to treat pain in the neck or back. The reason behind the treatment is to help reduce inflammation or swelling th ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Hyde
29 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Carefully: There are different ways to perform an epidural injection. The most common way is with a loss of resistance technique, in which an epidural needle is ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Probably no: You do not list your meds but i would make sure the doctor knows all of your meds before the injection. I would doubt any problem unless you are on bl ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
40 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: An exact answer is not possible. There are many types of steroids, and the dosage will vary depending on the exact type of injection (there are differ ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
17 years experience Pain Management
Normal: If it does not resolve in a week, call your doctor to see what options you may have regarding this increased pain. Although uncommon, it can happen a ... Read More
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