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Facial Swelling The Day After Epidural Steroid Injection
Normal: If it does not resolve in a week, call your doctor to see what options you may have regarding this increased pain. Although uncommon, it can happen and usually will go away on its own. ...Read more
Steroid type medication done under a local anesthesia with or without IV sedation in a sterile setting either with or without fliuroscopic or x-ray guidance into space below the lamina but above the dura or lining of the nerve tissue of the spine with the needle passing through natural openings between the lamina given for pain relief due to inflammation from a disc ...Read more
Does the steroid drip down the epidural space when i stand after receiving an epidural steroid injection?
40mg injection depo medrol in ankle today. How long until pain/swelling from injection subsides and positive side affects/inflammation improvement?
A day or so: The swelling from the injection depends on how the injection was given and what the volume of the injected medication is. Steroid starts to work in about 6 hours but the optimal effect is not achieved until about 36-48 hours after. . ...Read more
Is it normal to have numbness in groin/ buttock area 6 days after epidural steroid injection of l3/l4 nerve?
Is RACZ catheter an option when numerous times of epidural steroid injection fails to relieve the pain? Then how many injections before considering RACZ?
For Scarring: Racz catheter is used on a procedure called epidural lysis of adhesions which is codespeak for scar tissue, assuming you've had back surgery. Generally it is used to deliver an anesthetic/enzyme mixture to break up that scar tissue but is also used for mechanical compression to breakup the tissue as well. Generally your pain/spine doctor should discuss when this is a good option for you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lordosis,herniations,stenosis at c6/c7. Nerve pain in arms. PT didnt help. Steroid injections only bilateral facet gave relief for 1 week. Prognosis?
Well: Technically no difference, they are probably the same. However, if the cortisone injection is not done under an x-ray machine (fluoroscopic c-arm) then it could be that the cortisone injection may be just that an injection into the muscle like a trigger point injection. Speak with your doctor to get clarity about what you will be getting. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Two approaches: There are two approaches to an epidural injection. The midline approach spreads steroids in a space that often spreads to the nerve roots at one or more levels. The lateral approach (transforaminal) bathes the medication over a specific nerve root. There may be some spread to other nerve roots as well. This approach requires x-ray guidance for optimal effectiveness. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Is an Injection containing Kenalog, (triamcinolone) Marcaine, and lidocaine is the same as having a steroid shot? For shoulder injury. I keep seeing to avoid kenalog (triamcinolone)?
When is it safe for return to workouts after kenalog (triamcinolone) steroid bilat knee injections for severe oa.
Will Triamcinolone cream work without having a Triamcinolone injection or similar steroid injection? I am reducing the swelling of a scar. Yes or no
Can you inject saline into the subdural space to "flush out" any residual anesthetic that spread after epidural steroid inj causing muscle weakness?
Facial redness upon application of epiduo gel after shower, subsides over the course of the day, should I continue?
Epiduo: If your face gets red or dry you can rest for a few days. Apply moisturizer if necessary. A better plan is to apply epiduo at night and see the effect in the morning. Your redness may be gone overnight. ...Read more
A surgeo gave me 2 injections into knee scars of kenalog (triamcinolone) 1cc #10 . 4 weeks apart. I developed pain since then, can this be from the kenalog (triamcinolone)?
Possibly: It is always possible that an injection could cause some pain, it really depends on where the pain is and what sort of scar was being injected. Oftentimes the pain is simply due to increasing your range of motion. It is very difficult. Your best option will be to discuss this problem with the surgeon who injected you. If you're not satisfied with the answer then consult another plastic surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long will a Dr. wait before giving a steroid shot into the nose following septorhinoplasty when a dorsal hump remains.
Im 4 weeks post op. ?
Steroid to nose: We can not even venture to advise you without at least photos or better yet seek in person second opinions! ...Read more
It depends: It depends on the type of steroid that was used on you. We do not use cortisone anymore for steroid injection as its effect is generally short (4 hours.). More common steroid preparations are methprednisolone or triamcinolone. It also depends if you had a series of injections or just one. Depending on how severe your radiculopathya, the effect could be less than a month to about 6 months or more. ...Read more
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
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
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