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A 38-year-old member asked:

Does an epidural steroid injection treat excessive inflammation?

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Yes: It calms irritated neural tissue best and bone and joint tissue secondarily.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 28 years experience
ESI: The purpose is to relieve inflammation around nerve roots.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 18 years experience
Improves Pain: and decreases Inflammation around the nerve roots with hopes of Increased return to activity level as your body is healing from the herniated disk.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

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