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A 36-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me which are the side affects of cortisone steroid injection?

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Dr. Demetrius Lopes
21 years experience
Which location?: Location of shot and reason?
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 18 years experience
Like Any Other Inj: The worse part of an epidural injection is typically the local anesthetic administered to numb the skin. After that the needle typically feels like pressure. However as the needle enters the spinal canal or around the nerve root there can be some pain that is transient. Complications can be bleeding, infection, nerve damage and paralysis, but these are extremely rare.
Last updated Aug 24, 2021


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