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What does epidural cortisone shot involve?

What does epidural cortisone shot involve?

Epidural steroids: This entails injecting a potent anti-inflammatory medication into the outermost part of the spinal canal - the area outside the dura. Your provider can give you all the risks, benefits, and alternatives, but a needle is placed into the back so that the pain relieving medication can be delivered in the immediate area of the pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Marvin Ott
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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


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I have leg weakness and tremors since epidural cortisone shot in back. What should I do?

Contact the doctor: If the leg weakness and tremors started after the epidural injection you should immediately contact the doctor who performed the procedure. If you have difficulty contacting that doctor, contact your primary care physician or whomever referred you for the epidural. ...Read more

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Leg weakness and tremors since getting and epidural cortisone shot in back. Why?

Leg weakness and tremors since getting and epidural cortisone shot in back. Why?

Check with pain doc: Leg weakness after epidural injections is alwasy concerning and may indicate some injury to a nerve or surrounding area. You must get this checked out with your pain doctor. It may be the that the epdidural steroids unmasked an underlying nerve injury that was present before the injection or it may be new. ...Read more

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How long after cortisone/ epidural will you fee relief?

Differs for everyone: The reaction and symptom relief from epidural injections varies from person to person. Please discuss with your doctor if you are having concerns about pain relief. Take care. ...Read more

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What occurs if 3rd cortisone epidural doesn't work for herniated disc?

What occurs if 3rd cortisone epidural doesn't work for herniated disc?

Depends on your: Degree of symptoms and findings on exam as well as the duration of the symptoms ; any other treatment to date. 90% are treated non op with a minimum of 8-12 weeks non op care recommended including: activity modification, medication, physical therapy, smoking cessation ; weight control. If symptoms don't improve and exam ; imaging studies are consistent with diagnosis, surgery is an option. ...Read more

Cortisone (Definition)

A steroid hormone produced by the adrenal cortex that regulates carbohydrate metabolism and maintains blood pressure. A preparation of this hormone obtained from natural sources or produced synthetically and used to treat inflammatory ...Read more


Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
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Cortizone (Definition)

Cortizone is a low strength steroid which is a kind of ...Read more