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Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas Dr. Ailloni-Charas
Anesthesiology
25 years in practice
New York University School of Medicine
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How can you deal with the back pain caused from an epidural?

How can you deal with the back pain caused from an epidural?

If it is pain: At the insertion site, warm compresses and anti-inflammatories should help. If it is more severe you should speak with your anesthesiologist who may refer you for an MRI and neurology consultation. ...Read more

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Dr. James Lin
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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


Dr. James Henning Dr. Henning
Anesthesiology
46 years in practice
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
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What can I do to ease the back pain caused from an epidural?

What can I do to ease the back pain caused from an epidural?

Heat, Meds: Mild back discomfort after an epidural block is not uncommon and is self-limited. Warm compresses, a heating pad, or mild analgesics....If not contraindicated...(ibuprofen, asa, etc.) may help. It's best, however, to speak with your provider and find out if there were any unusual problems during the procedure or further needed work-up. ...Read more

Dr. Romanth Waghmarae Dr. Waghmarae
Pain Management
35 years in practice
Faculty of Health Sciences of the University of the Witwatersrand
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Is it possible for an epidural cause chronic back pain?

Is it possible for an epidural cause chronic back pain?

Epidural: If the epidural was done correctly and by a md properly trained - then no you should not have back pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein Dr. Goldstein
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
27 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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Dr. Alexandre De Moura Dr. De Moura
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
27 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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What are ways to deal with chronic back pain after having an epidural?

What are ways to deal with chronic back pain after having an epidural?

PT: I don't recommend epidurals for back pain. Epidurals are good for sciatic type symptoms. If you're having chronic back pain then a formal course of physical therapy should help. Ultimately as a last resort maybe surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Brian Le Dr. Le
Pain Management
13 years in practice
New York Institute of Technology New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
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How do I deal with back pain after an epidural? What are some solutions for chronic back pain after experiencing an epidural?

Dr. Brian Le Dr. Le
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How do I deal with back pain after an epidural? What are some solutions for chronic back pain after experiencing an epidural?

ESI & back pain : There might be no relation between the back pain and previous epidural injection. The back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement ... The treatment might include physical therapy, exercise, medications, injections.... Please see a pain specialist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Patrick Connerly Dr. Connerly
Family Medicine
45 years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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Dr. Qamar Khan Dr. Khan
Pain Management
13 years in practice
Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Could epidural steroid injections for back pain cause bone deterioration?

Could epidural steroid injections for back pain cause bone deterioration?

Yes and No: Osteoporosis after any sort of steroid exposure can occur. Usually this requires repeated chronic long term exposure after several years. Based on your age, unless you have previous exposure to oral steroids or have had significant exposure to epidural steroid injections i would not be too concerned yet. ...Read more

Dr. Tarek Shahbandar Dr. Shahbandar
Anesthesiology
18 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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Can epidural steroid injections for back pain cause bone deterioration?

Can epidural steroid injections for back pain cause bone deterioration?

Steroid: Too much steroid can cause osteoporosis no matter where it is placed. Oral, IV or epidural steroid may increase chance of osteoporosis. The amount of steroid used in epidural injection for a herniated disk is less than the amount of steroid consumed as a Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack taken orally to treat the same symptoms. Generally, though, we do not recommend more than 3 steroid injections in 6 months. ...Read more

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Dr. Fernando Garcia Dr. Garcia
Anesthesiology
31 years in practice
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
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Would having an epidural during child birth 19 mos ago cause mid to lower back pain while laying down?

Would having an epidural during child birth 19 mos ago cause mid to lower back pain while laying down?

Back pain after epid: It is not likely your pain is from the labor epidural after 19 months. What is more likely is a back injury resulting from the actual vaginal delivery and associated efforts. This can be caused by a strain or herniation. Also, you should not overlook the possibility of an unrelated medical problem. If the pain is not dissipating and does not respond to over the counter medications, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Moshe Lewis Dr. Lewis
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
21 years in practice
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
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Have severe low back pain that happens a couple times a year. Could the epidural I had from.my c-section 10 years ago be the cause of the pain?

Have severe low back pain that happens a couple times a year. Could the epidural I had from.my c-section 10 years ago be the cause of the pain?

Unlikely,chance smal: Epidurals can be a way to minimize delivery pain and also sciatica or radiating pain. So chances are small that the epidural is a cause. However, see a spine specialist or PMR doctor for a full evaluation which is likely to include a MRI and Physical Therapy. Many people develop back pain over time and good imaging and core strengthening respectively, can evaluate & treat most causes effectively. ...Read more

Dr. Amandeep Kaur Dr. Kaur
Family Medicine
6 years in practice
Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Sri Guru Ram Das Institute of Medical Sciences
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Dr. Nicholas Nomicos Dr. Nomicos
General Practice
years in practice
American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine
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Can back pain be caused by previous epidurals ?

Can back pain be caused by previous epidurals ?

Possible: It is possible that an epidural can result in scar tissue and thus pain, however it is much more likely that the reason for the epidural in the first place is the cause of the current back pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Boris Aronzon Dr. Aronzon
Anesthesiology
20 years in practice
Saint Petersburg State Pediatric Medical Academy
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Is it possible that back pain to be caused by past epidurals?

Evaluation : In unlikely event of epidural injections contribute to your pain syndrome, you need evaluation to determine cause of pain. Chances that epidural caused it are very low. ...Read more

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Dr. Craig Morton Dr. Morton
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
14 years in practice
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport
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Do epidural injections relieve back pain?

Yes: Epidural injections can relieve back pain. This is not true for all conditions or all people. Only a qualified physician who specializes in this procedure can give you an opinion as to whether an epidural would be indicated. ...Read more

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Dr. Nathaniel Drourr Dr. Drourr
Pain Management
25 years in practice
State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine
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What to do if I have back pain after the epidural.?

Follow up with doc: Some discomfort for a couple of days is normal - if it lasts longer make your doc aware. ...Read more

Dr. Ahmad M Hadied Dr. Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
45 years in practice
University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine
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What are some remedies to epidural related back pain?

Rest, heat & advil (ibuprofen): Complications from lumbar epidural injections are extremely rare. When you have major problem you have to go to your doctor how did that and he will treat you. Mild complications like headache, rest and, warm compresses some advil (ibuprofen) will take of it, if persist the doctor could help with some patches. ...Read more

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Dr. Russell Chick Dr. Chick
Orthopedic Surgery
44 years in practice
University of Arizona College of Medicine
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Dr. Jason Huffman Dr. Huffman
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
19 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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What is the success rate for an epidural used to relieve back pain?

What is the success rate for an epidural used to relieve back pain?

Good: Epidural steroid injections are best at relieving radiating leg symptoms from nerve root irritation in the spine but they are also fairly good at relieving mechanical low back pain when noninvasive measures have failed. When done by an experienced doctor there is very little risk from the injection. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
4,712 doctors shared insights

Back Pain (Definition)

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Pain In The Back (Definition)

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