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Doctor insights on: Cervical Transforaminal Epidural Injection

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Spinal epidural block forpeople with disc extrusion?

Spinal epidural block forpeople with  disc extrusion?

Yes: It can be given in this situation but often times not preferable. The reason being, if the disc situation were to worsen during procedure positioning(ie, someone developes a neurologic deficit) it would be unclear as to what caused the deficit-the epidural or the disc. A laboring pregnant woman may receive an epidural, but the above situation and risks must be understood by patient. ...Read more

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Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Epidural Injection (Definition)

Epidural injections treat either acute or chronic pain. The most common epidural injections are to treat labor pain and usually include an indwelling catheter that provides continuous treatment until the baby is delivered. The medicine is a local anesthetic +/- opiod. Epidural injections also include single shot injections to treat chronic back pain. These usually include ...Read more


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Whats bilateral lumbar facet injection?

Whats bilateral lumbar facet injection?

For Back Pain: Lumbar facet injections are meant to be diagnostic and not therapeutic to see if the facets are the cause of back pain. They should always be done under fluoroscopic guidance and pain always should be recorded on a scale for 6 hours following the procedure. If greater than 50% relief for at least six hours this proves facet mediated pain and a rhizotomy may be indicated for longer lasting relief. ...Read more

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Is an epidural steroid injection helpful for spinal stenosis pain?

Is an epidural steroid injection helpful for spinal stenosis pain?

Yes: Very helpful. Speak with your doctor regarding your options for treatment. ...Read more

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Any trigger point injections for cervical spine disc herniation?

Any trigger point injections for cervical spine disc herniation?

Typically not: Trigger point injections are best used for spasm and pain in the muscle. If the pain is originating from a cervical disc herniation, the trigger point is usually not successful, and even when it is, rarely gives any lasting relief. ...Read more

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Can a person get cervical and thoracic spine pain after a lumbar transforaminal epidural steroid injection?

Can a person get cervical and thoracic spine pain after a lumbar transforaminal epidural steroid injection?

Yes: It is not that common but can be seen. The pain should be transient and short lived. If worsening, accompanied by headaches, fevers, weakness in the extremities, the doctor should be notified immediately. ...Read more

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Will epidural steroid injection help a sciata nurve?

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Will epidural steroid injection help a sciata nurve?

Yes: An epidural steroid injection is a minimally invasive procedure that delivers steroids via a needle directly into the epidural space to help reduce inflammation. It is effective for sciatic pain. ...Read more

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Epidural spinal injection side effects for ankylosing spondylitis?

Epidural spinal injection side effects for ankylosing spondylitis?

No difference: Epidural injections can be done to relieve pain and inflammation from a number of spinal conditions; risks are the same. Tenderness at the injection site is common but doesn't last long. More serious problems such as bleeding, infection, or nerve damage are very rare but possible; these injections should only be done by trained physicians. ...Read more

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How are cervical facet injections performed?

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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Which physician performs epidural steroid injections?

Which physician performs epidural steroid injections?

Several: Usually done by anesthesiologists and physiatrists both of whom practice chronic pain management. ...Read more

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How long does a caudal epidural steroid injection provide pain relief for compressed disks?

How long does a caudal epidural steroid injection provide pain relief for compressed disks?

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 more

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Does a CT guided injection help posterolateral disc herniation?

Does a CT guided injection help posterolateral disc herniation?

Yes, very accurate: Ct guided procedure gives excellent "accuracy" in guiding the needle to the exact location to be injected. The process involves highly trained docs/technicians to get incredible pin-point accuracy. Best of luck if you are undergoing the procedure. ...Read more

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What are epidural steroid injection complications?

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ESI complication: The potential risks associated with epidural steroid injection include spinal headache from a dural puncture, bleeding, infection, allergic reaction, and nerve damage / paralysis. Corticosteroid side effects may cause weight gain, water retention, hot flashes, mood swings or insomnia, and elevated blood sugar levels in people with diabetes. ...Read more

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Is cervical interlaminar epidural block always better than cervical facet block? If interlaminar was no help, can facet joint block be helpful?

Is cervical interlaminar epidural block always better than cervical facet block? If interlaminar was no help, can facet joint block be helpful?

Depends: On what the reason for either injection is. Typically Epidural injections help with disk herniations, nerve impingement and spinal stenosis of the spine. Facet treatments basically address/help with the facet joint only as the source of the pain. ...Read more

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Ok, had facet joint injections-thoaracic, after epidurals failed...What is next pain management 4 thoracic spine 6 bulgd disc, help?

Ok, had facet joint injections-thoaracic, after epidurals failed...What is next pain management 4 thoracic spine 6 bulgd disc, help?

You may need: radiofrequency ablation and even things like platelet rich plasma, prolotherapy or even stem cell therapies. Try to find a physician that does all of these to get the most options for treatment for you. ...Read more

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What is the difference between epidural cortisone injections and epidural steroid injection?

What is the difference between epidural cortisone injections and epidural steroid injection?

Cortisone is steroid: Cortisoneis a steroid but not one that we use often (if ever) for injection in the epidural space. ...Read more

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What lumbar facet injection and epidural injection used for?And what is the defferent

What lumbar facet injection and epidural injection used for?And what is the defferent

Different Areas: Facet injections are used for typical whiplash and arthritic pain that emanates from the facet joint in the spine which is in the back of spine. The epidural steroid injection can help with the same, however typically is used to treat the spinal nerve pain that is due to spinal stenosis or herniated disk that is pinching the exiting spinal nerve(s) which is in the front of spine area. ...Read more

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Can an epidural injection help syatica?

Can an epidural injection help syatica?

Yes: It is an injection of steroid medication into your back or neck to help reduce inflammation around nerves to reduce pain. Yes it is used to relieve back pain. ...Read more

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Can lumbar spine epidural injections really work for anyone?

Yes: For the type of patient who after getting an epidural will take the initiative toward rehabilitation with the help of a competent physical therapist. ...Read more

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Dr. Ira Friedlander
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Epidural (Definition)

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


Cervical (Definition)

Cervical relates to the first seven vertebra of the spine. It is related it the neck. Also it refers to the muscular opening/exit of ...Read more