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Does an epidural injection in the lumbar or cervical spine for pain cause weight gain?

Does an epidural injection in the lumbar or cervical spine for pain cause weight gain?

Very rarely: The medication used is some type of steroid. A single dose is unlikely to cause weight gain, though frequent and repeated doses may in some cases. ...Read more

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Dr. Ana Adelstein
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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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Would an epidural in my lower back cause weight gain, due to the steroid in the medication?

Would an epidural in my lower back cause weight gain, due to the steroid in the medication?

Steroid: One dose of steroid won't affect your weight gain.

More importantly the steroid may not be controlling your back pain and you need a follow-up visit with the doctor taking care of back pain.

If you are gaining wait you need to go on a diet. ...Read more

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What causes weight gain and lbp (lower back pain)?

What causes weight gain and lbp (lower back pain)?

Too many calories: Weight gain is a function of calories in (food) and calories out (excercise and activity) one cause of low back pain is being overweight with associated posture changes-though there aare many others. ...Read more

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If I have herniated cervical Spine and herniated lumbar spine, do I need two epidural steroid injections? In so much pain.

If I have herniated cervical Spine and herniated lumbar spine, do I need two epidural steroid injections? In so much pain.

Probably: An epidural steroid injection is just one of many potential options in treatment for disc Herniations in the cervical and lumbar spine. But epidural steroid injections are pretty specific, delivering the medication ideally right where it needs to go; as such, an epidural steroid injection in the back will not typically help a herniation in the neck and so you would likely need two injections. ...Read more

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I just learned I might have cervical cancer. Can this cause weight gain? I have gained lots of weight the last few months.

I just learned I might have cervical cancer. Can this cause weight gain? I have gained lots of weight the last few months.

Cervical cancer: What do you mean by you might have? Did you have a biopsy that confirmed the diagnosis of cervical cancer?
Weight gain can be caused by different things- like depression, hypothyroidism, edema/water retention due to different reasons, or simply increasing intake and being inactive can also increase your weight. Go to see pmd and get yourself checked and check your thyroid function. ...Read more

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How effective are epidural injections for the lower back, thoracic, and cervical spine?

Hmm: Efficacy varies with target symptom and target diagnosi I used epidurals to diagnose and treat radicular pain not acxial pain not very effective for diffuse acxial pain epidural are usually done with target radicular pain ie arm leg pain ...Read more

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Why is it that having a cervical epidural injection I am not able to move my neck in the down motion or tilting my neck to the side? . decreased motion

Why is it that having a cervical epidural injection I am not able to move my neck in the down motion or tilting my neck to the side? . decreased motion

Needs an exam: It is not uncommon for some patient's who have an epidural injection to have some increased pain the first day of the injection due to the added volume of the injected fluid around an already tight space. However complications of the injection can present initially as increased pain and loss of motion as well. Please call the doctor who did the injections and be seen, so you can be evaluated. ...Read more

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What is usually done for C5 C6 cervical radiculopathy in the neck? I did have a epidural injection how long do they take to work?

What is usually done for C5 C6 cervical radiculopathy in the neck? I did have a epidural injection how long do they take to work?

You are on the path: Epidural injections are the next step when time, physical therapy, and oral medications have failed. It can take several days for the injections to start making a difference and sometimes takes several injections to achieve significant pain relief. If the injections fail talk to a spine specialist about other options. ...Read more

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Can going off Zoloft (sertraline) cause weight gain/bloating? How do you rectify that without going back on zoloft (sertraline)?

Can going off Zoloft (sertraline) cause weight gain/bloating? How do you rectify that without going back on zoloft (sertraline)?

Not usually: Weight gain or boating isn't usually a result of gradually stopping zoloft (sertraline) - bloating can actually improve on zoloft (sertraline). However, in some folks, there are flu-like symptoms that arise from the first couple of weeks of being on zoloft (sertraline). See below for more info.

http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001017/. ...Read more

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Can corticosteroid injections for bursitis cause weight gain and/or increase in appetite?

Can corticosteroid injections for bursitis cause weight gain and/or increase in appetite?

Only if chronic: One time and repeated injections months apart don't usually cause weight gain. Chronic treatment with corticosteroids does cause weight gain. One time dose may increase appetite temporarily but not a sustained effect. ...Read more

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Does injection kenacort (triamcinolone) 40mg causes weight gain? And how much weight gain from 1 injection?

Does injection kenacort (triamcinolone) 40mg causes weight gain? And how much weight gain from 1 injection?

None: You forgot to mention the reason for the injection. Do you anticipate more? Where injected? How? Why? Result? If you have many of these you risk unwanted consequences. Is there a hair issue? ...Read more

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Does kenalog (triamcinolone) prednisone injection cause weight gain?

Does kenalog (triamcinolone) prednisone injection cause weight gain?

Dose & Frequency: The use of kenalog injections is common for a wide variety of maladies. It is quite unlikely to cause weight gain in the usual way it is given. However, if the dose is very large and it is given frequently, side effects may occur. However, oral dosing of kenalog (triamcinolone acetonide) can cause weight gain among other side effect that go along with corticosteroid use. ...Read more

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Will vitamin b12 injections cause weight gain. I don't want to gain weight. But I feel better taking them?

Will vitamin b12 injections cause weight gain. I don't want to gain weight. But I feel better taking them?

Whoa: If you have been prescribed B12 injections or other suitable replacement therapy based on sound evidence (i.e., labs and a real diagnosis), and you refuse to take them, you will pay for it with your health, your mind, and ultimately your life. They actually do not cause weight gain. SIck people feeling better after treatment may eat more. I'm sorry you were given faulty information. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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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


Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Cervical Spine (Definition)

Cervical spine is the segment of spine found in the neck. Because damage to the cervical spine can cause paralysis of the arms, legs, and respiratory muscles, the cervical spine is often the first area protected in ...Read more