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Is a cortisone injections the same as epidural steroid injection?

Is a cortisone injections the  same as epidural steroid injection?

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 more

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Explain kenalog (triamcinolone) facet joint injections?

Explain kenalog (triamcinolone) facet joint injections?

Why?: Although i used to give them, studies by deyo, et al, and others more recently, have shown little benefit over a systemic steroid injection. The injection is delivered to the facet joint, the true synovial joints of the spine. Afcet joints problems are likely if you have pain with backward extension of your spine. ...Read more

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What are epidural steroid injection complications?

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What are epidural steroid injection complications?

ESI complication: The potential risks associated with epidural steroid injection include spinal headache from a dural puncture, bleeding, infection, allergic reaction, and nerve damage / paralysis. Corticosteroid side effects may cause weight gain, water retention, hot flashes, mood swings or insomnia, and elevated blood sugar levels in people with diabetes. ...Read more

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What does epidural cortisone shot involve?

What does epidural cortisone shot involve?

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 more

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Will epidural steroid injection help a sciata nurve?

Will epidural steroid injection help a sciata nurve?

Yes: An epidural steroid injection is a minimally invasive procedure that delivers steroids via a needle directly into the epidural space to help reduce inflammation. It is effective for sciatic pain. ...Read more

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How is an epidural steroid injection typically performed?

How is an epidural steroid injection typically performed?

It varies!: An epidural injection may be performed anywhere along the full length of the spine. It will usually be placed near the source of the pain or numbness: in the upper spine for neck pain, or the lower spine for back pain. In a pain clinic, sedation will sometimes be given to help with any discomfort. X-ray may be used for very precise positioning of the needle. ...Read more

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Can an epidural injection help syatica?

Can an epidural injection help syatica?

Maybe: You've indicated you're 80 years old with history of liver transplant. You have to weigh risks against benefits of a procedure. The risk of infection or epidural abscess is greater in someone who's immune suppressed. If the cause of your pain is mechanical compression due to extensive spine degeneration epidural may help but for a very short while. I would look into medications such as gabapentin. ...Read more

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Can cortisone injection cause shingles?

Can cortisone injection cause shingles?

No: Why ask? Do you have shingles? If so, do you have serious underlying disease? Have you been treated? Any transplants, radiation, or chemotherapy? Your age? Details of any symptoms or skin lesions? ...Read more

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Are kenalog (triamcinolone) injections effective?

Are kenalog (triamcinolone) injections effective?

For what?: Kenalog (triamcinolone) injections are effective for a number of disorders. Which one did you have in mind? ...Read more

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Does an epidural steroid injection treat excessive inflammation?

Does an epidural steroid injection treat excessive inflammation?

Improves Pain: and decreases Inflammation around the nerve roots with hopes of Increased return to activity level as your body is healing from the herniated disk. ...Read more

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Where is the injection site for epidural anesthesia?

Any part of spine: An epidural can be given anywhere along the full length of the spine. In the neck and upper spine, it is often used for pain management. An epidural can be placed in the mid-back for pain relief after chest or abdominal surgery. Epidurals are often placed in the lower back for labor pain, c-sections, or orthopedic surgery on the legs. So it depends on the need. ...Read more

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Does the numbing injection for epidural hurt?

Epidural: Usually not, it can cause just the prick of the needle it self, and most of the time they use local anesthesia before that. ...Read more

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How much steroid is used in an epidural steroid injection?

Variations: There are variations amount practices, but 40 mg of Methylprednisolone for a single injection is fairly standard. ...Read more

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Is an epidural steroid injection effective for back pain?

Is an epidural steroid injection effective for back pain?

It can be: Depends on the reason for why you have back pain, a herniated disc, spinal stenosis or even facet arthropathy? Then yes an epidural injection can be helpful. Speak with a pain/spine specialist to determine what is right for you. ...Read more

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How dangerous is an epidural steroid injection?

Varies: When done in the right hands, by certified doctors, and epidural injection should not pose undue danger. Working with the neck is somewhat more complex than the low back. Of course anytime you "stick" a needle in anyone anywhere there are risks. The main one always being infection. ...Read more

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Does keloid return after steroid injection?

Does keloid return after steroid injection?

It may: Keloid scars are very difficult to treat. If good response from steroid injection, result may be permanent. Unfortunately keloids occasionally recur and require additional treatment. ...Read more

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Is a steroid injection effective for trochanteric bursitis?

Is a steroid injection effective for trochanteric bursitis?

See: Orthopedic surgeon first. If you need an injection they do help, most of the time. ...Read more