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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I am having high BP (180/100) after epidural cortisone injection also pounding heart. It was a week ago. Should this still be happening?
Should i go to the er? I am having on and off sharp chest pains and sweating a lot with a terrible headache after having a epidural cortisone injection
Call your dr : Call the doctor who did injection, he will direct you what to do. If not available, go to er. ...Read more
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
Can cortisone epidural cause edema in ankles? Also, wearing new heavy shoes and change in gait? 84yr b
I think i asked this question before, had a cortisone shot 3 months ago, lasted two days, yesterday i had a transforaminal epidural, will I have a problem?
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