A 49-year-old female asked:
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How safe is it to give cervical epidural steroid injections to c5/c7 if I have moderate canal stenosis , Ddd, foraminal narrowing & spondylosis. ?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Not always safe: May have risk of spinal cord injury, and indication is very specific, clearcut disc compression of nerve root just prior to exiting spinal canal. Unlikely to be of any benefit for your described condition, and risk may outweigh benefit. Get second opinion.
Answered on Jun 24, 2015

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Just as risky: just as risky, is for someone without these findings. Risk do not increase, based on severity of the disease for which you are doing the epidural. Whi ... Read More
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Very: This is very important to get it treated before you lose function of the nerves below that level
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