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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. Lonnie Smith
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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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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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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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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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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 40mg causes weight gain? And how much weight gain from 1 injection?

Does injection kenacort 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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Dr. W. James Chon
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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. Scott Keith
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Lumbar (Definition)

The lumbar part of the spine is the low back. It is made up of five bones (most of the time) stacked one on top of the other. They are connected by disks, facet joints, and ligaments. These soft parts allow for movement controlled by the spinal muscles; the muscles can also keep it stiff when need be. The lumbar spine also contains and protects nerves to ...Read more