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Doctor insights on: Side Effects Of Cervical Epidural Injections

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What is a cervical interlaminar epidural injection? Is this a safe procedure? How long is the side effects last?

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

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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 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!

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!

That's very rare: Steroids can make individuals feel jittery, anxious, hyper, etc. But usually only for a few days after an injection. Time to see a primary care physician to further address these issues. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Thanks for asking!: Side effects with cervical epidural could be severe but thankfully are extremely rare: infection, bleeding, nerve damage, puncture of the lining of the spinal cord (dural puncture) ...Read more

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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

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For what length of time do side effects of epidural steroid injections last?

For what length of time do side effects of epidural steroid injections last?

Vary...: 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

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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
facial flushing
anxiety
sleeplessness
fever the night of injection
high blood sugar
stomach ulcer
avascular necrosis of hip joint (last long)
cataracts. ...Read more

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Is there any side effects of ozone injections for disc issues? For both cervical and lumbar disc issues?

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

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Epidural spinal injection side effects for ankylosing spondylitis?

Epidural spinal injection side effects for ankylosing spondylitis?

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

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My mom is about to have epidural steroid injections in her back for bulging discs. What are the side effects?

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

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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.

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

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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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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

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I'm wondering are epidural side effects always the same?

Not always: Sometimes side effects from steroids can be different at different times, however if you have a side effect, it can be something that might repeat again each time. ...Read more

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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

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What causes cervical adenitis in adults, and what are the side effects of doxycyclhycl?

What causes cervical adenitis in adults, and what are the side effects of doxycyclhycl?

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

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Accodental dural puncture with epidural what are risks & side effects?

Accodental dural puncture with epidural what are risks & side effects?

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

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How long does it take steroid epidural side effects to go away?

How long does it take steroid epidural side effects to go away?

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

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Is their such a thing as getting too much epidural during labor and what are the side effects of it?

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

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Are there any dangerous side-effects from cervical traction?

There can be: Be careful. Some conditions are known to respond to traction others do not. Theoretically the side effects of traction may include paralysis and death obviously these are incredibly rare but talk to your physician first. ...Read more

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How likely is it to get the side effects from the cervical cancer shot?

How likely is it to get the side effects from the cervical cancer shot?

Unlikely: This immunization is very well tolerated. One thing we see occassionally is passing out from the shot, but that can happen anytime you get stuck with a needle especially in this group we target for the hpv vaccine...Young females. ...Read more

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Are there any long term side effects of an epidural used during labor and delivery?

Are there any long term side effects of an epidural used during labor and delivery?

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

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Side effects to getting vaccinated for cervical cancer?

Side effects to getting vaccinated for cervical cancer?

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

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Any side effects to getting vaccinated for cervical cancer?

Any side effects to getting vaccinated for cervical cancer?

Usually local reacti: Vaccination may cause pain at the site of injection and other minor side effects, including fainting in some. ...Read more

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Which side effects does the cervical cancer vaccination have?

Which side effects does the cervical cancer vaccination have?

Fainting: Some teenagers experience fainting after receiving injection. All the hpv vaccine recipients are kept seated and observed for 15 minutes. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever given an epidural steroid inj in a patient with long term ssri use and had patient present unusual side effects?

Has anyone ever given an epidural steroid inj in a patient with long term ssri use and had patient present unusual side effects?

No: Without more info regarding the side effects, its hard to say. A lot of patients are on SSRI and have these injections without side effects. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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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

Cervical (Definition)

Cervical relates to the first seven vertebra of the spine. It is related it the neck. Also it refers to the muscular opening/exit of ...Read more