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what are some benefits of an epidural steroid injection?

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Dr. Karen Sibert
39 years experience Anesthesiology
Improvement: Epidural steroids are typically used to treat pain in the neck or back. The reason behind the treatment is to help reduce inflammation or swelling that is contributing to the symptoms of pain or numbness. Although not everyone feels better after an epidural steroid injection, many patients experience significant lessening of their pain. The injection may need to be repeated more than once.
Answered on Jan 4, 2017
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Dr. Peter Zimmerman
33 years experience Pain Management
Decreased pain: Epidural steroid injections can potentially decrease axial and radicular pain and inflammation, .
Answered on May 20, 2015
Dr. Satvinder Dhesi
27 years experience Pain Management
Benefits: Significantly improved pain, reduced severity and frequency of symptoms, improved function as a result, possibly helping preventing need for surgery.
Answered on Jan 4, 2017
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Dr. Qamar Khan
17 years experience Pain Management
Improved Pain: Decreased Inflammation around the nerve roots and Increased return to activity level as your body is healing from the herniated disk.
Answered on Jun 24, 2014
Dr. David Rosenfeld
27 years experience Pain Management
Pain relief: The goal would be to improve your activity level and quality of life while reducing your pain.
Answered on May 24, 2017

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