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Can lumbar epidural steroid injections with steroid+anesthetic cause paralytic ileus of 5 days duration?

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Dr. Douglas Linville II
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 30 years experience
Ileus after ESI: No. But the use of pain medications (narcotics, ssri, neurontin/lyrica) or muscle relaxers can certainly cause these symptoms. Other cause would be significant inactivity which could contribute.

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Last updated Apr 4, 2013

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