A member asked:

Is medical clearance needed for epidural shot?

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. John Gaffney answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Depends: It really depends on where you're going to have the procedure done (Office vs. hospital vs. outpatient procedure unit), the level of anesthesia being utilized and/or the prior medical history. Wish there was a more definitive answer ... Hope that helps!

Answered 2/19/2015


Dr. Bennett Machanic answered

Specializes in Neurology

Typically no: Unless there are significant medical issues which might lead to profound injection reactions or allergic rxtns, an epidural steroid injection is usually well tolerated. Usually, these are relatively unscreened and not fully vetted, and medical clearance would be an exception.

Answered 5/25/2016



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