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Injection In Lumbar Area
Is it normal to have numbness in groin/ buttock area 6 days after epidural steroid injection of l3/l4 nerve?
Unlikely: Most MRI units do not have the power and/or not set up sensitivity wise to detect most soft tissue injuries unless severe. There really is no indication to diagnose this condition by MRI as it can be made clinically and treated with good success. It is not indicated and a waste of money to get a MRI for this diagnosis. ...Read more
Can steroid injection cause a flare in neuralgia in the same area? (neuralgia in wrist, injection was in similar area)
4 lumbar facet injection 4 weeks ago. No pain in this area prior. Now have soreness in area of injection in center lower back, Is this normal?
Low back pain : Yes. Sometimes the injections can irritate the nerves, muscles and joints. Try moist heat and stretching the back in the morning. Apply ice to the back at night. A low profile back brace may help relieve the pain too. If the pain persists then see a neurosurgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: If an interlaminar approach is used, the c7-t1 interspace is usually selected for needle entry. This is near the base of your neck. For transforaminal epidural steroid injections, the needle entry depends on the location of your neck pain and can be right- or left-sided at any point along your cervical spine. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Not at all: Localized swelling in a limb implies that there is a local inflammatory reaction going on or possibly a vascular block a pinched nerve, however, will cause pain, numbness, and tingling. Some people describe a feeling as if they were swollen but swelling does not actually occur in a localized area as you are describing. ...Read more
Small: Not that these cannot occur, but considering the number of these types of injections that are done, they are rare - especially done " by the books" or with the proper technique which is by giving it in the upper outer quadrant of the buttocks, away from the sciatic notch where the nerve is.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a person get cervical and thoracic spine pain after a lumbar transforaminal epidural steroid injection?
Had transforaminal epidural injection for 2 pinched nerves 2 level injection on 4/9/13-herniation, still have lots of pain in spine, tkrdone 10/12 ?
Stenosis: It sounds like you've had significant spine and leg pain since a tkr in oct 12? And i'm guessing you've had a lumbar mri. If the MRI showed significant stenosis (pinched nerves) which corresponds to your pain symptoms, then your options are to try medications (i.e. Lyrica), or another epidural or two, or decompressive lumbar surgery. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
ESI: Esi is indicated for arm pain or leg pain associated with a pinched nerve—whether disc herniation, bone spur, or spinal stenosis. Any of these problems usually respond well, at least temporarily, to esi. If you do not have an MRI to confirm, then there is less ability to predict success with this injection. No harm in trying if your doc thinks it might be the spine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not uncommon: It is not uncommon to have some residual pain at the site of an epidural injection. It typically goes away in a few days to a week. If it does not go away or is accompanied by fever, severe pain, numbness, tingling, weakness, bowel or bladder programs you should see your doctor immediately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Low back: Most often in the lower back (between L4 and L5 or between L5 and s1). ...Read more
No: It's not if the injection was in your low back. However, if the injection was in your neck then it could irritate the nerves exiting out of cervical spine going to the shoulder. It should pass as the steroid takes hold in a few days. If you are bothered, speak with your doctor regarding why your shoulder hurts. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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