Doctor insights on:
Side Effects Of Cervical Epidural Injections
What is a cervical interlaminar epidural injection? Is this a safe procedure? How long is the side effects last?
CES: A procedure where a needle is placed between the bones of the spine entering carefully the epidural space. Usually it is quite straight forward if done by a seasoned MD - do not have this done under any sedation - you will get ample local. Side effects usually not seen but may include increased pain for a few days, facial flushing - these will improve. Know the risks before you have it. ...Read more
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
How long do side effects last from a depo medrol 80mg cervical epidural steroid injection? I have had severe anxiety for 5 weeks now since this inj!
I am having a cervical epidural tomorrow. What are some of the side effects that I should expect? Will I still be able to use crutches to get around?
If you get 10 cervical epidural blocks with steroid (dexamethasone 2mg) in 12 months, is it too much? What kinda side effects are expected in such?
Did this happen?: Indications for cervical epidural block include evidence both clinically and radiologically for a compressed nerve in the neck, cervical radiculopathy. We usually consider 3 such injections per year the maximum. 10 would be considered far beyond the ordinary, and would increase risks of spinal cord injury and even death. If you have experienced this, get an immediate second opinion. ...Read more
Epidural steroid injection is usually given with mixing some local anesthetics as a part of pain management for spinal disorders. How long the post-injection soreness may last may highly vary depending on the pace of local tissue healing process. Personal experience may help such understanding, but the course of post-injection sore still varies from time to time.
Ask your doctor for detailing... ...Read more
What are some of the rare side effects of epidural steroid injections that last more than 10months?
Let me listing:
Infection. Severe infections are rare, occurring in 0.1% to 0.01% of injections.
A dural puncture occurs in 0.5% of injections.
Nerve damage last long time
localized increase in pain
non-positional headaches resolving within 24 hours
fever the night of injection
high blood sugar
avascular necrosis of hip joint (last long)
cataracts. ...Read more
Is there any side effects of ozone injections for disc issues? For both cervical and lumbar disc issues?
Ozone injections: With the exception of ozone injected into a blood vessel (very bad complications) there are no known complications but also this therapy is questionable at best...What is being treated? I don't believe you should be trying this. ...Read more
No difference: Epidural injections can be done to relieve pain and inflammation from a number of spinal conditions; risks are the same. Tenderness at the injection site is common but doesn't last long. More serious problems such as bleeding, infection, or nerve damage are very rare but possible; these injections should only be done by trained physicians. ...Read more
My mom is about to have epidural steroid injections in her back for bulging discs. What are the side effects?
Usually minimal if: If given in the proper setting, minimal unless diabetic (elevate blood sugars) or have been on steroids chronically affecting horomonal balance. Local soreness or flush sensation/redness of skin can occur. Rarely, aseptic necrosis of bone can occur. A possible spinal headache or aseptic or chemical meningitis. Local soreness at the injection site is transient. Rarely, nerve or cord injury. ...Read more
Does an epinepherine endometrial adrenaline injection side effects last? And for how long? I had a biopsy today and they injected me inside my cervix.
Not likely: It sounds like they injected some Lidocaine with Epinephrine in your cervix today for a biopsy/colposcopy? Those medications they infected have a super short 1/2 life, meaning they don't stay in your system for very long at all. Definitely all gone by the time you wrote this question. No lasting side effects. Hope biopsy comes back normal! ...Read more
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
Why is it that having a cervical epidural injection I am not able to move my neck in the down motion or tilting my neck to the side? . decreased motion
Needs an exam: It is not uncommon for some patient's who have an epidural injection to have some increased pain the first day of the injection due to the added volume of the injected fluid around an already tight space. However complications of the injection can present initially as increased pain and loss of motion as well. Please call the doctor who did the injections and be seen, so you can be evaluated. ...Read more
For dr orrin aillioni-charas only: what are the side effects to your baby if your administered too much epidural?
Very few: As long as your blood pressure is adequate, there is little impact from the epidural. Most epidural drugs don't cross the placenta in a clinically significant manner, so their impact on the baby is minimal. We hydrate and support the blood pressure during epidurals to ensure that the blood pressure is adequate for uterine perfusion. Epidurals are safe pain management choice for mom and baby. ...Read more
Cervical Adenitis: Cervical lymphadenitis is a term used to describe an infection of the lymph nodes in the neck. Children often have this kind of infection, but it can affect people of any age. Those who develop cervical lymphadenitis symptoms should consult a physician, as this infection may require prescription medication. ...Read more
Dural pucture: There is always a risk with a needle injection in the spine of dural puncture especially with a blind or unguided technique, and can happen at any spinal level. Risks are increased in thin or cachetic people especially who are dehydrated, young pregnant women as well and inexperienced operators. Mostly headach is the most common effect but irritation of the spine can occur in rare cases. ...Read more
Can take up to: 3-4 weeks generally. Speak with your doctor to determine if something can be done to help you with your side effects. ...Read more
Is their such a thing as getting too much epidural during labor and what are the side effects of it?
Leg numbness, weaknes:
Epidural to relieve contraction related pain is effective in managing pain during labor! however, sometimes, you can get temporary paralysis of your lower extremities that may resolve with discontinuation of your epidural.
You often get fluids prior to getting an epidural because it often causes hypo-tension, or drop in bp, that may affect circulation to your baby. So your OB doc watches u closel. ...Read more
Almost never: It is very rare to have any long term side effects from your epidural if you are otherwise healthy. Women who are at increased risk for bleeding are at increased risk for complications and need to talk to the anesthesiologist carefully. Back pain is just as common in women who deliver with or without epidural. ...Read more
Does epidural have side effects of a severe back pain right after you get it? I want one but im scared
Painful but safe: Pain at the injection site, light-headedness / fainting, and feeling somewhat unwell are the known side-effects. People have gotten seriously sick afterwards but no strong trend linking particular illnesses to the vaccine has been demonstrated with numbers, and the science piranhas look hard for these. ...Read more
Has anyone ever given an epidural steroid inj in a patient with long term ssri use and had patient present unusual side effects?
I've recently been diagnosed with cervical cancer and a friend suggested I'd use Plus CBD oil. Is it worth it? Are there any side effects?
Discuss with Yr Onco: Your treating doctor should be informed before you go about doing anything with CBD oil. This is not a proven useful chemical...it is relatively new and is not medically proven to help anybody like yourself who has regular cancer (Cervix cancer) which should be treated with regular standard treatments ...Read more
Disc regenerative therapy. I see that it's mainly used for lumbar issues. Can it be used for cervical problems as well? Any side effects of drt?
Find pain generator: The concept of disk "regeneration" is questionable. Moreover, the scientific evidence that the disc itself (as opposed to the surrounding structures) can be the pain generator, is limited. In contrast, the fact that the nerve roots can be affected by displaced ; leaking disc is universally recognized. Be 100% sure where your pain generator is before you go for any invasive procedure. ...Read more
I am about to have a partial hysterectomy (ovaries and cervix stay) what are the sexual side effects?
Varies: Keeping the ovaries is probably a good idea in order to preserve the normal libido. Keeping the cervix is associated with an increased risk for bleeding, cancer, painful intercourse, vaginal infections, and the need for additional surgery (to remove the cervix later). There are very few good reasons to leave the cervix - and many good reasons to remove it with the uterus. ...Read more
- Talk to a doctor online
- Kenalog epidural injection side effects
- Could a cervical epidural injection have caused my syringomyelia
- Does an epidural injection in the lumbar or cervical spine for pain cause weight gain?
- Epidural blood patch side effects
- Epidural injection for back pain side effects