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Can i get a reverse epidural steroid injection?

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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".

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Dr. Brian Le answered

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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.

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Dr. Qamar Khan answered

Specializes in Pain Management

Unsure?: I am not sure what a reverse epidural steroid injection.

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What is that?: I have never heard of a reverse epidural steroid injection.

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