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A 32-year-old member asked:

For what length of time do side effects of epidural steroid injections last?

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Dr. James Lin
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Urology 52 years experience
Vary...: Epidural steroid injection is usually given with mixing some local anesthetics as a part of pain management for spinal disorders. How long the post-injection soreness may last may highly vary depending on the pace of local tissue healing process. Personal experience may help such understanding, but the course of post-injection sore still varies from time to time. Ask your doctor for detailing...

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What are some long term effects of epidural steroid injections?

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Dr. Chintan Sampat
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Several: Multiple epidural steroid injections over the long term can result in: 1. Scar tissue surrounding the nerve sac (the dura) which can sometimes lead to spinal fluid leak with headaches 2. Higher risk of infection, bleeding 3. Avascular necrosis of the hips (the hip bone loses blood supply which can lead to premature arthritis) 4. Increased blood sugar (especially in diabetics).
Last updated Mar 15, 2014

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