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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. Peter Ihle
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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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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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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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Dr. Nolan Segal
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Leg Pain (Definition)

Leg pain is a clinical finding that can occur with exercise, injury, arthritis, infection, ...Read more