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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 30 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 30 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 30 years experience
Do you mean a Lysis of Adhesions?
Mar 6, 2013
Dr. Gregg Friedman
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Mar 6, 2013
Dr. Brian Le
Dr. Brian Leanswered
Pain Management 18 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 18 years experience
Unsure?: I am not sure what a reverse epidural steroid injection.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 28 years experience
What is that?: I have never heard of a reverse epidural steroid injection.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

Who should get an epidural steroid injection?

4 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Guyer
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 47 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.?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 18 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?

5 doctor answers12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Will Moorehead
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 53 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 42-year-old member asked:

How dangerous is an epidural steroid injection?

6 doctor answers15 doctors weighed in
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 20 years experience
Very safe: In the right hands by a well qualified pain management physician these injections have a very low complication rate. There is always a risk. If done without sedation, under fluoroscopic guidance and with the appropriate steroids the risks are very low.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What is an epidural steroid injection like?

4 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 40 years experience
Not bad: If you can relax and allow the person doing the procedure walk you through what he/she is doing, then it will be over before you know it. Local anesthetic is injected into the skin with a small needle and then another needle is placed into the epidural space so that anti-inflammatory drug (steroid) is placed near the site causing the nerve root irritation.

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