U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 31-year-old female asked:

I received an epidural steroid injection about 12 hrs ago @ c6/c7. can this cause extreme leg/g cramps every 1/2hr - hr since?? haven't had this b4!!

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Go to ER: No, an uncomplicated injection should NOT do this, but if there was contact with spinal cord or injection chemicals went subarachnoid, this could be a serious issue. Have this addressed NOW.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Jun 11, 2017


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.