A 44-year-old member asked:
how long does it take for a steroid epidural to affect your body?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Richard Guyer answered
45 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
24-48 hours: Sometimes the local anesthetic will give a couple hours of relief but the steriod begins to active within 24-48 hours.
Answered on Jun 7, 2017
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler answered
38 years experience Anesthesiology
12-24 hrs: But could be sooner as it is usually injected with local anesthetic that wears off in a few hrs and the anti-inflammatory effect of the steroid may be kicking in by then. A day or so for peak effect.
Answered on Mar 20, 2014
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