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Epidural Cortisone Injection
I am having high BP (180/100) after epidural cortisone injection also pounding heart. It was a week ago. Should this still be happening?
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
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
Is there a difference btn epidural injection vs cortisone. I'm having cortisone done in L4/5 in a surgery center, why there vs doctors office?
Bulging Disc: A bulging disc may not be cause of pain. It is just a finding on and MRI and may not mean anything. In fact, in a review of lumbar mri’s in individuals with no back pain, 54% of people less than 60 had at least 1 bulging disc and 74% of those sixty and older had at least one bulging disc (boden et al, 1990). That being said an epidural block offers relief to many patients with back pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pinched Nerve: I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. Epidural Steroid Injections are helpful but you need to get evaluated to determine if that is right for you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Had cortisone injection in lower back 3 days ago. Experiencing constant muscle twitching in both calves since. Is there a connection?
Depends on your need: The goal of the cortisone injection is to decrease your symptoms to the point where you don't need to take anti- inflammatories. That being said, a short course, if you need them is okay. Ask your doctor which one you should take, at what dose, and for how long. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had a cortisone injection 2 months ago with intolerance how long can the cortisone stay in my body?
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