A 42-year-old member asked:
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I was wondering what are the differences between a pregnancy epidural and a lower back epidural?

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Dr. Andrew Reeves
29 years experience in Neurology
Different meds: Epidural anesthesia during labor uses a small catheter placed into the epidural space to infuse anesthetic agents. An epidural steroid injection for low back pain is a single injection, using a needle, of a long-acting steroid into the epidural space.
Answered on Jan 27, 2014
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
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Relative: Pain in your back is common. One persons sharp may be another persons dull, so best to call your OB dr and have them examine you. best wishes.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
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Depends: All depends on the associated symptoms. It will be better to adress this with your ob/gyn.
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