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Dr. William Betts
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How effective are ozone injections to relief pain caused by kyphosis and facet pain? Do they have side effects?

Dr. William Betts
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How effective are ozone injections to relief pain caused by kyphosis and facet pain? Do they have side effects?

Ozone: It has shown some promise with herniated discs but not for the treatment of kyphosis or facet pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Rick Pospisil
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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I've had 3ESIs and 8 facet injections in appx 6wk period. What are potential side effects/and could my immunity be compromised?

Dr. Rick Pospisil
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I've had 3ESIs and 8 facet injections in appx 6wk period. What are potential side effects/and could my immunity be compromised?

Cortisone injections: What u have had is the maximum u should have over the next 4-6 months . Although these don't usually affect your overall immunity , they can affect the local tissues . Also some people have some sensitivity to them which can affect hearing and vision . So work on getting going with an exercise program to strengthen and stretch your paraspinous muscles, ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Grindstaff
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What are the side effects of having lumbar facet injections two weeks apart?

Dr. Robert Grindstaff
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What are the side effects of having lumbar facet injections two weeks apart?

Lumbar facets: Many times the injections are done with deferent medications to rule out a placebo effect There are no real side effects past infection unless a lot of steroid is used the the side effects would be steroid related possible increased blood sugar ...Read more

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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Board Certified, Pain Management
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What is a cervical interlaminar epidural injection? Is this a safe procedure? How long is the side effects last?

Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Board Certified, Pain Management
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What is a cervical interlaminar epidural injection?  Is this a safe procedure? How long is the side effects last?

CES: A procedure where a needle is placed between the bones of the spine entering carefully the epidural space. Usually it is quite straight forward if done by a seasoned MD - do not have this done under any sedation - you will get ample local. Side effects usually not seen but may include increased pain for a few days, facial flushing - these will improve. Know the risks before you have it. ...Read more

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Dr. William Betts
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Is there any side effects of ozone injections for disc issues? For both cervical and lumbar disc issues?

Dr. William Betts
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
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Ozone injections: With the exception of ozone injected into a blood vessel (very bad complications) there are no known complications but also this therapy is questionable at best...What is being treated? I don't believe you should be trying this. ...Read more

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Dr. Douglas Green
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
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What are the side effects of getting facet injections in the thoracic spine?

Dr. Douglas Green
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What are the side effects of getting facet injections in the thoracic spine?

Many ....: Depending on the medication injected.... Pain, redness, infection and if steroids are used.... Hyperglycemia (elevated blood sugar) and even depression of your immune function... Hopefully, the number one effect will be the satisfactory treatment of your pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Jane van Dis
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Does an epinepherine endometrial adrenaline injection side effects last? And for how long? I had a biopsy today and they injected me inside my cervix.

Dr. Jane van Dis
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Does an epinepherine endometrial adrenaline injection side effects last? And for how long? I had a biopsy today and they injected me inside my cervix.

Not likely: It sounds like they injected some Lidocaine with Epinephrine in your cervix today for a biopsy/colposcopy? Those medications they infected have a super short 1/2 life, meaning they don't stay in your system for very long at all. Definitely all gone by the time you wrote this question. No lasting side effects. Hope biopsy comes back normal! ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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How are cervical facet injections performed?

Dr. Qamar Khan
Board Certified, Pain Management
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How are cervical facet injections performed?

Under Xray Guidance: A facet injection is a minimally invasive procedure that can temporarily relieve back pain caused by inflamed facet joints. A facet injection includes both a long-lasting corticosteroid and an anesthetic numbing agent. The drugs are delivered to the painful facet joint, either inside the joint capsule or in the tissue surrounding the joint capsule. ...Read more

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Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Board Certified, Anesthesiology
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I am having a cervical epidural tomorrow. What are some of the side effects that I should expect? Will i still be able to use crutches to get around?

Dr. Stefan Hariskov
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I am having a cervical epidural tomorrow. What are some of the side effects that I should expect? Will i still be able to use crutches to get around?

Thanks for asking!: Side effects with cervical epidural could be severe but thankfully are extremely rare: infection, bleeding, nerve damage, puncture of the lining of the spinal cord (dural puncture) ...Read more

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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What's the side effects of a facet block?

Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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What's the side effects of a facet block?

Rare complications: Nerve blocks and facet block do have risks and side effects. They include: elevated blood sugars rash itching weight gain extra energy soreness at the site of injection bleeding death (in rare cases). ...Read more

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