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Pain At The Injection Site
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Endovenous radiofrequency ablation on the greater saph 2weeks ago.Now tingling pain tenderness not at the site of the surgery but below in the leg why?
Radiofrequency: as partly healing process there is an inflammatory reaction that occurs, which may be around one of the nerves in the calf. I would discuss this with the Dr. that performed the procedure if it does not resolve. Local use of Arnica gel may be helpful in reducing the inflammatory reaction. Also use of a compression stocking may be of benefit to reduce inflammation ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Possibly: Pain directly at the lumbar puncture injection site should only last a few days. Injection of contrast material for imaging study or medication for therapeutic reasons can create temporary irritation of the nerves. This will result in weakness. Don't wait on this, please consult with your doctor. ...Read more
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
Is it okay to have severe pain at the injection site of a lumbar puncture followed by leg weakness?
No, get evaluated: While the symptoms you describe may simply be a result of nerve root irritation, they may represent a hematoma- bleeding from the lumbar puncture site can put pressure on the nerve root or the spine itself. This can be extremely dangerous, and you should definitely get checked to rule out the possibility. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It can: Yes it can as it is a local reaction and will get better by itself. ...Read more
Doctor suggests an injection of marcaine steroid into the hip joint to relieve pain. Is this reasonable?
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
Yes: Soreness at the injection site is due to local trauma from the injection. ...Read more
No: Call the physician who performed your lumbar injection imediately. There is concern accross america for those who received steroid injections without preservative from a compounding pharmacy in mass. After may 12, 2012. For complications (fungal infections.). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please help! what is the risk of sciatic nerve injury in an intramuscular injection to the buttocks?
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
If I have severe back pain and an injection of Toradol is recommended, where will/should the injection be given?
Anywhere,: Usually, it is administered in the arm or the buttock. ...Read more
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