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The epidural space is an anatomical space just outside the fluid filled sac that contains the spinal cord and brain. Anesthesiologists and pain physicians are skilled at placing needles or catheters (tubes) into this space in the spinal canal to administer medications. These medicines can treat the pain of surgery or labor. These medicines can also be used to treat chronic ...Read more
Treats back pain: Injection of steroids in the epidural space have been used for decades to treat low back and/or leg pain. The caudal approach means that the medications are introduced into the spinal canal near the tailbone and fluid is used to push the medication up to where it is needed. It is most often used to treat pain from disc herniation or spinal stenosis. ...Read more
Great Question: Unfortunately, there is no good literature to give exact amount of time that a patient might expect to receive relief from any type of epidual steroid injection. Caudals are usually done for spinal stenosis or complex fused spines fo relief of pressure on nerve structures. No two spines are alike. They are like snow flakes and fingerprints and so different are patient responses. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does a caudal epidural steroid injection provide pain relief for compressed disks at l4/l5? For how long?
Possibly: The caudal space is a way of entering the epidural space at a lower level in the back, near the tailbone. Medications such as steroids injected there should be able to reach the l4-5 level. However, it's hard to predict exactly how much pain relief will be achieved or how long it will last. Consult an anesthesiologist or other physician with special training in pain management. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
For how long does a caudal epidural steroid injection provide pain relief for compressed disks at l4/l5?
Depends: Epidural injections have a variable relief pattern and it really depends on the steroid used and location of pathology. Typically epidural injections work best if placed next to or on top of the level of pathology. Caudal epidural injections are several levels below l4/l5 and sometimes may not provide adequate relief. Epidural injections if they work can provide from weeks to months of relief. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: This depends on what levels were fused and where your epidural needs to be placed to cover the pain post-operatively. For example if you were fused at l3-4, it would still be possible to perform an epidural above that level, however it may effect the spread of local anesthetic to the desired area, causing incomplete anesthesia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A labor epidural: Is administered in the lower back, usually at the l3-l4 interspace. So technically they are one in the same. Occasionally, caudal epidurals are given in pain management and in children, where medicines are injected at a hole in the bottom of the spinal canal, called the sacral hiatus. This practice has not been used in labor anesthesia for many years. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a caudal cath injection on monday it is thursday and my stomache is still sensitive and nauseated is this normal?
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