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A 35-year-old member asked:

Can i get a reverse epidural steroid injection?

4 doctor answers13 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard O'Leary
Anesthesiology 29 years experience
Reverse??: I'm not sure what a reverse epidural is. Epidural steroids are injected in the spine to lessen inflamation and thereby provide pain relief. I have never heard one referred to as "reverse".
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 29 years experience
Unless you are talking about a Lysis of Adhesions procedure in which the injection travels up to the problem area.
Mar 6, 2013
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 29 years experience
Do you mean a Lysis of Adhesions?
Mar 6, 2013
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Mar 6, 2013
Dr. Brian Le
Dr. Brian Leanswered
Pain Management 17 years experience
ESI: An epidural corticosteroid injection is is used to treat the radicular pain. It is believed that the steroid reduces the inflammation around the nerve root and alleviates the pain. Sometimes the effect is temporary, but other times the benefits continue even after the steroids have lost their effectiveness. It is an elective procedure. It is not a reserve procedure.
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 17 years experience
Unsure?: I am not sure what a reverse epidural steroid injection.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 27 years experience
What is that?: I have never heard of a reverse epidural steroid injection.

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I'm getting an epidural steroid injection. What should I expect?

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Injection: Epidural glucocorticoid injections (also referred to as "corticosteroid injections" or "steroid injections") involve the administration of steroids in the space between the dura and the spine. Epidural injections have been used in patients with radiculopathy, spinal stenosis, and nonspecific low back pain. A recent report showed no long-term efficacy in chronic lumbar radiculopathy.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Who should get an epidural steroid injection?

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Dr. Richard Guyer
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 46 years experience
Primary for leg pain: They are used primary used when there is a pinched nerve in the back that is causing leg pain, ie sciatica.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Can i get an easy to understand explanation of epidural steroid injection.?

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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 17 years experience
Yes: It is an injection of steroid medication into your back or neck to help reduce inflammation around nerves to reduce pain.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Can I get an epidural steroid injection if I am allergic to ivp dye?

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Dr. Will Moorehead
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 52 years experience
Yes: Esi involve the insertion of steroid into the space outside of the dural covering through either the translaminar or transforaminal approach. Although "dye" is use for location, it is not essential to safely perform an esi.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What are some benefits of an epidural steroid injection?

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Dr. Karen Sibert
Anesthesiology 39 years experience
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.

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