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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Bronchitis (Definition)

An inflammation of the mucous membranes of the bronchi. May be caused by either viral or bacterial infections, and is treated with antibiotics , steroids, inhaled bronchodilators, or mucolytics. Bronchitis can ...Read more


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Can a steroid injection cure a TFCC tear?

Can a steroid injection cure a TFCC tear?

No: Be careful with steroid injections. They NEVER cure the underlying problem. Steroids also break tissues down so you end up with a worse problem later on. Sometimes a steroid injection is good to use as a diagnostic test, but only as a guide for other treatments. ...Read more

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What type of pain does a caudal steroid injection treat?

What type of pain does a caudal steroid injection treat?

Pain in perineum: This is commonly used in labor as it gives lots of relief. However a caudal approach with a catheter can reach higher up in the back for treating back pain or for surgery. ...Read more

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I have had a small chalazion for 2 years but just got bigger now, will a steroid injection still help reduce the size/make it go away?

I have had a small chalazion for 2 years but just got bigger now, will a steroid injection still help reduce the size/make it go away?

Possibly: Steroid injection into a chalazion can help get rid of it. If that doesn't work, then surgical removal - a minor procedure in an ophthalmologists office can be done. ...Read more

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Fat obliteration at steroid injection sights won't grow back? Y or n

Fat obliteration at steroid injection sights won't grow back? Y or n

No: The damage 2 the fat & other tissues of the injection site r permanent ...Read more

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What is an epidural steroid injection like?

What is an epidural steroid injection like?

Small But Real Risk: Epidural injections are typically very routine, injections done under x-ray guidance without anesthetic. However, they are not without risk (i.e. Recent meningitis outbreak). Research shows that esis are effective only for a pinched nerve from herniated disk and correlating symptoms. Absent of both these conditions, there is not proven benefit>inherent risks. Esis have become highly overutilized. ...Read more

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Does keloid return after steroid injection?

Does keloid return after steroid injection?

It may: Keloid scars are very difficult to treat. If good response from steroid injection, result may be permanent. Unfortunately keloids occasionally recur and require additional treatment. ...Read more

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Who should get an epidural steroid injection?

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Who should get an epidural steroid injection?

ESI: An epidural steroid injection is a minimally invasive procedure that delivers steroids via a needle directly into the epidural space to help reduce inflammation. It is indicated for patient with radicular pain, but can be effective for other conditions as well. ...Read more

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How dangerous is an epidural steroid injection?

How dangerous is an epidural steroid injection?

Varies: When done in the right hands, by certified doctors, and epidural injection should not pose undue danger. Working with the neck is somewhat more complex than the low back. Of course anytime you "stick" a needle in anyone anywhere there are risks. The main one always being infection. ...Read more

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Can i get a reverse epidural steroid injection?

Reverse??: I'm not sure what a reverse epidural is. Epidural steroids are injected in the spine to lessen inflamation and thereby provide pain relief. I have never heard one referred to as "reverse". ...Read more

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Will a steroid injection fix piriformis syndrome?

Cortisone: Piriformis syndrome failed on drug therapy responds to cortisone shots. ...Read more

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What are epidural steroid injection complications?

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ESI complication: The potential risks associated with epidural steroid injection include spinal headache from a dural puncture, bleeding, infection, allergic reaction, and nerve damage / paralysis. Corticosteroid side effects may cause weight gain, water retention, hot flashes, mood swings or insomnia, and elevated blood sugar levels in people with diabetes. ...Read more

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What causes a huge bump at steroid injection site?

What causes a huge bump at steroid injection site?

Steriod: This might be a reaction to the medication or the medication may be superficial under the skin. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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What are some benefits of an epidural steroid injection?

Improvement: Epidural steroids are typically used to treat pain in the neck or back. The reason behind the treatment is to help reduce inflammation or swelling that is contributing to the symptoms of pain or numbness. Although not everyone feels better after an epidural steroid injection, many patients experience significant lessening of their pain. The injection may need to be repeated more than once. ...Read more

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How is an epidural steroid injection typically performed?

How is an epidural steroid injection typically performed?

It varies!: An epidural injection may be performed anywhere along the full length of the spine. It will usually be placed near the source of the pain or numbness: in the upper spine for neck pain, or the lower spine for back pain. In a pain clinic, sedation will sometimes be given to help with any discomfort. X-ray may be used for very precise positioning of the needle. ...Read more

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Will my medications affect my epidural steroid injection?

Generally no: Most medications are Ok. However, some NSAIDs and blood thinners need to be stopped before the injection to decrease risk of bleeding. ...Read more

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How much steroid is used in an epidural steroid injection?

Variations: There are variations amount practices, but 40 mg of Methylprednisolone for a single injection is fairly standard. ...Read more

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Increased pain after epidural steroid injection. What to do?

Normal: If it does not resolve in a week, call your doctor to see what options you may have regarding this increased pain. Although uncommon, it can happen and usually will go away on its own. ...Read more

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Epidural steroid injection complications in my back. What to do?

Epidural steroid injection complications in my back. What to do?

Not sure What to say: Without further info I can't advise you any way. Maybe you need to see the doctor to discuss your options or even a surgeon. ...Read more

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I'm getting an epidural steroid injection. What should I expect?

Injection: Epidural glucocorticoid injections (also referred to as "corticosteroid injections" or "steroid injections") involve the administration of steroids in the space between the dura and the spine.

Epidural injections have been used in patients with radiculopathy, spinal stenosis, and nonspecific low back pain. A recent report showed no long-term efficacy in chronic lumbar radiculopathy. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the success rate of an epidural steroid injection?

Can you tell me the success rate of an epidural steroid injection?

Unsure: The efficacy of epidural glucocorticoids remains unclear because of conflicting results from randomized controlled trials.The best evidence for benefit comes from trials for patients with radiculopathy due to a herniated disc and demonstrates short-term, but not long-term, benefit. Epidural injections for non-specific low back pain and spinal stenosis are of unproven benefit. ...Read more

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How much does the steroid spread in an epidural steroid injection?

Not far: Typically, if a patient is positioned correctly, there is spread only over a few vertebral levels as this is typically a precise localized injection. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a steroid injection at L4 and L5 to work?

A few days: Targeted injections into the lumbar spine should work well within 2-3 days. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: epidural steroid injection?

What is the definition or description of: epidural steroid injection?

An injection of a : Steroid type medication done under a local anesthesia with or without IV sedation in a sterile setting either with or without fliuroscopic or x-ray guidance into space below the lamina but above the dura or lining of the nerve tissue of the spine with the needle passing through natural openings between the lamina given for pain relief due to inflammation from a disc herniation or spinal stenosis. ...Read more

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What are some reasons an epidural steroid injection would worsen pain?

What are some reasons an epidural steroid injection  would worsen pain?

Epidural steroid inj: It is not very unusual to have a different pain sensation after having an epidural steroid injection. The injections provide pain relief for at least half of the people who receive them. Your pain may become worse for 7- 10 days after the injection before it begins to improve. Are you currently seeing a fellowship-trained spinal pain management specialist? ...Read more

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Headache after steroid injection in shoulder yesterday. Is this normal?

Not abnormal: Headache after steroid injection is certainly a possible side effect. If it persists communicate with your health care professional. Acetaminophen should help with the headache if needed. ...Read more

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Can you tell me which are the side affects of cortisone steroid injection?

Can you tell me which are the side affects of cortisone steroid injection?

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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Can i get an easy to understand explanation of epidural steroid injection.?

Can i get an easy to understand explanation of epidural steroid injection.?

Yes: It is an injection of steroid medication into your back or neck to help reduce inflammation around nerves to reduce pain. ...Read more

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