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Leg Pain After Epidural
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
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
If I have an epidural steroid injection for bad back/leg pain & enter a race will it show as an illegal drug?
I HAVE AN EPIDURAL STERIOD INJECTION COMING UP IN 4 DAYS, MAY I STILL TAKE TRAMADOL HCL 50MLG FOR MY LOW BACK,LEG PAIN?
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
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
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
22yo, bulged l4-l5, l5-s1 causing leg pain, had 2 epidurals. What are my options now ? Affects my sports and irritates me in footy season.
Variable: Go see your spine surgeon. How long has it been? Over a year, maybe a microdiscectomy. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
Lower extremity pain: Pain in lower extremities, many potential causes. ...Read more