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Can u have bad side affects from a cortisone injection in your spine? Headaches

Can u have bad side affects from a cortisone injection in your spine? Headaches

Possibly: The injection could have caused a small leak of spinal fluid and can be giving you a spinal headache. You should see your pain mgmt doc asap as a simple blood patch could reverse this easily. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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90 yr old mom ..cortisone injection in knee today..now..pulse is 94 and headache. She never has headaches. ER or wait til morning ..

90 yr old mom ..cortisone injection in knee today..now..pulse is 94 and headache.  She never has headaches.  ER or wait til morning ..

Headaches . . .: New onset headache in someone who never has headaches is an alarm bell for us regardless of age, so best to get evaluated sooner than later. Unfortunately, I'm answering your question about 9hrs after you posted, so I hope that she's better whether you took her to ER or waited. I would recommend an emergent evaluation especially given recent history of contaminated steroids a few yrs ago. ...Read more

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Can cortisone injection for shoulder bursitis make it worse?

Can cortisone injection for shoulder bursitis make it worse?

No: Typically cortisone injections make true bursitis feel better. If the injection was not placed into the bursa it's possible to get very little pain relief. ...Read more

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Shoulder bursitis cortisone injection, how long until it works?

cortisone: Most injections of cortisone begin working within 24 to 48 hours, but can take as long as a week. If you don't notice relief within a week...Then it probably wont work. ...Read more

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Had cortisone injection 8weeks ago 4 shoulder bursitis but still have pain and mobility issues what shud I do to sort it out going weekly to p/t ?

Had cortisone injection 8weeks ago 4 shoulder bursitis but still have pain and mobility issues what shud I do to sort it out going weekly to p/t ?

Keep tx dr informed: Important to keep your treating dr. Informed of your progress, as it may be a more severe case of bursitis, or may be a different condition that would need to be diagnosed with further evaluations and possible testing. Good luck. ...Read more

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