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how safe and effective are cervical cortisone epidurals?

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Dr. Scott Mackinnon
Anesthesiology 33 years experience
Safe and effective: A cervical steroid injection is safe in trained hands. The effectiveness will be determined by the condition that is being treated, for example, in a situation where inflammation is playing a large part in contributing to the symptoms, steroids will arrest that.
Dr. Atul Walia
Anesthesiology 17 years experience
Epidural steroids: Cervical injection therapy including epidural steroid injections are common/successful for cervical disc disease. In particular arm pain, numbness, and tingling. Everything in medicine has risks including injections and these include headache, infection, bleeding. These are rare and just a few that are most common. Would recommend anesthesiologists who have have done pain management fellowship.

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How effective can cervical cortisone epidurals be?

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Dr. Ryan Keller
Anesthesiology 15 years experience
Cervical epidural: They can be very effective for some types of pain especially those radiating down the arm. Pain specific to the neck with or without head movement may be better treated with other types of injections/therapies.

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