A 48-year-old member asked:
For how long does a caudal epidural steroid injection provide pain relief for compressed disks at l4/l5?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Robert Kent answered
11 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Depends on the: Underlying pathology, disc rupture verse foraminal narrowing vs stenosis, which could all be related to collapsed disc. It should give you at least a couple weeks of pain relief, long enough to get through some physical therapy. Sometimes, if it is transient inflammation, the steroids can give long term relief, from a few months to resolving the pain. It just depends on the injury itself.
Answered on Dec 1, 2017
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