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Why would i need an epidural for sciatic leg pain?

Why would i need an epidural for sciatic leg pain?

Sciatica: Epidurals are effective in treating sciatic type pain. The nerve causing your pain, like all nerves of the body, originates from the spine. An epidural placed in the right location in the spine can produce long term relief. ...Read more

Dr. Walter Husar
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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


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How should you prepare for epidural steroid injections for back and leg pain?

How should you prepare for epidural steroid injections for back and leg pain?

Like Any Other Inj: The worse part of an epidural injection is typically the local anesthetic administered to numb the skin. After that the needle typically feels like pressure. However as the needle enters the spinal canal or around the nerve root there can be some pain that is transient. Complications can be bleeding, infection, nerve damage and paralysis, but these are extremely rare. ...Read more

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How long does a epidural lasts for a herniated disk? Are there any side effects to a epidural injection? Please help l have so much leg pain with back

How long does a epidural lasts for a herniated disk? Are there any side effects to a epidural injection? Please help l have so much leg pain with back

Variable: The length of relief varies, and some do not get any relief at all. Risks include spinal headache or leak, headache, infection, and nerve injury. The steroid effect is usually a local one, and systemic effects are relatively minimized. However, some can have elevations in blood sugar, as well as some other risks of steroids. You should see a surgeon if you aren't getting better. ...Read more

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What are the risk of having a epidural injection for low back pain? Is a epidural injection better if you have back and leg pain or just back pain

What are the risk of having a epidural injection for low back pain? Is a epidural injection better if you have back and leg pain or just back pain

Back and leg pain: Bleeding, infection, wet tap (postural headache) are some of the rare complications of esi. Back with leg pain responds better to epidural. ...Read more

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Experiencing Back pain from epidural 13 weeks ago and now experiencing left leg pain and left chest pain. Related or a blood clot?

Experiencing Back pain from epidural 13 weeks ago and now experiencing left leg pain and left chest pain. Related or a blood clot?

Need additional info: Is there any leg swelling? if yes, right or left leg
does the chest pain get worse with taking deep breath?
Are you short of breath?
and cough or fever?

if you have chest pain getting worse with breathing and short of breath? best thing would be to go to nearby ER and ensure that there is no clot in the blood vessels of leg and lungs.

Thanks ...Read more

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I have a ruptured L4 L5. I have recently started having groin pain I had two epidurals 2 weeks ago. leg pain stopped. not groinhave a injured s1?

I have a ruptured L4 L5. I have recently started having groin pain I had two epidurals 2 weeks ago. leg pain stopped. not groinhave a injured s1?

Common: Common to have 'centralization' of pain during disc healing. S1 would still go all the way down the leg typically. ...Read more

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Mri :lumbar radiculopathy l4-5, s1, edematous sciatic nerve. Severe leg pain. Epidurals not helping. Do i f?

Mri :lumbar radiculopathy l4-5, s1, edematous sciatic nerve. Severe leg pain. Epidurals not helping. Do i f?

Surgery: If you have completed a proper work-up and have failed a reasonable period of conservative care ( at least 6-8 weeks ) and you are in significant pain that prevents you from doing your normal activities, then surgery is an option to discuss with your doctor. Check out spine-health.Com. ...Read more

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Yes I do have leg pain?

Yes I do have leg pain?

Many causes.Visit MD: There are many causes for leg pain, including vascular causes, neurologic problems, muscle strain, arthritis, tendinitis, & others. A good exam should help delineate the cause. You'll need to see a doctor & go over your history (what started the pain, where it's located, what makes it worse, what makes it better, what helps, what hurts) to get to the bottom of it. It can b done w/o fancy MRI/tests ...Read more

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What can cause leg pain?

What can cause leg pain?

Muscles!!!!: Think flesh/tissue and not bone/ligament/disc/nerves with chronic pain! begin a self-care with a wellness program of vits, magnesium glycinate, sleep hygiene, exercise, self massage, chiropractor, yoga, heat, epsom tub soaking, stretching all are needed. In my practice I use acupuncture and myofascial tissue release with trigger points w lidocaine. ...Read more

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What to do with leg pain?

What to do with leg pain?

Get evaluated: Many things can cause leg pain. I would recommend evaluation by your primary care physician. ...Read more

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Leg pain for two weeks now?

Probably: Probably need to see a doctor if it's been painful for 2 weeks. Where is the pain in the leg, front? Back? Near calf or near ankle? Could be a stress fracture, shin splints, dvt, exersional compartmental syndrome, etc. ...Read more

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Back and sever leg pain why?

Back and sever leg pain why?

Hard to say: There are multiple potential causes, but the two most common is either a sciatica or a tendinitis on the side of the hip. The tendinitis condition is sometimes referred to as iliotibial band syndrome, tensor fascia lat a syndrome or as a bursitis of the hip and often responds well to a cortisone injection if lesser interventions fail. Thankyou for your question. ...Read more

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Can kidneystones cause leg pain?

Can kidneystones cause leg pain?

No: Leg pain is not a sign of kidney stone. ...Read more

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How can we keep out of leg pain.

How can  we keep out of leg pain.

Depends: It greatly depends on what the source of your leg pain is; traumatic? Infectious? Vascular? We need more context. ...Read more

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What is a sure way to heal leg pain?

What is a sure way to heal leg pain?

Leg pain: Your doctor can evaluate to find the cause & treat that. ...Read more

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What is causing my chronic leg pain?

What is causing my chronic leg pain?

Many: U need 2 get into b seen by ur pcp or an ortho. It can come from lack of vit-b12s vascular disease, r a couple. Get in 2 b cn. ...Read more

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What causes almost constant leg pain?

Many causes: Need to r/o local problems. Then need to r/o vascular vs. Nerve problems. Too many causes to list. ...Read more

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I have chronic leg pain what do i do?

Need more informatio: You need to start by giving a good history. Then you need an exam and then a diagnosis and treatment plan ...Read more

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What causes severe leg pain upon awaking?

What  causes  severe leg pain upon awaking?

See below: In general these conditions emanate from the spine or pelvic area go see an orthopedic surgeon and get a xray of your back. Lumbar spine.. He will give you further recommendations which would include some outpatient physical therapy stretching proper body mechanics and lifting techniques proper work ergo dynamics .... And others for conservative management if indicated. Stay away from chronic pain management unless a last resort. Good luck thank you. ...Read more

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I have had bad leg pain since this afternoon?

Leg pain: Consider clot, nerve root irritation, sprain, and strain as most common causes. ...Read more

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What is the cause of this dull/achey leg pain?

What is the cause of this dull/achey leg pain?

Nonspecific: Leg pain can be caused by many things such as a lumbar radiculopathy, neuropathy, muscle injury, etc. I would recommend seeing a physician for evaluation, as this type of question cannot be well answered through this type of forum. ...Read more

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What are some causes of leg pain during sprints?

Many: Lactic acid build up, stress fracture, pinched nerve, out of shape, exertional compartment...Give me more of what is going on. ...Read more

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What are the possible causes of severe leg pain?

Pinched nerve: There can be many causes. A pinched nerve, a block in one of the blood vessels going to the leg, muscle overuse from too much work, etc. If the pain persists, there is swelling or discoloration please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are common leads to for leg pain?

Several: Injury, muscle/ tendon strain, phlebitis and circulatory disorders are some. See physician for evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Nolan Segal
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Leg Pain (Definition)

Pain in lower ...Read more