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How long does one epidural steroid injection provide sciatica pain relief?

How long does one epidural steroid injection provide sciatica pain relief?

Steroid injection: Every patient is different. Some respond to one and some need more than one injection. Main thing is that you are evaluated after the injection. ...Read more

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Can cortisone shot alleviate piriformis syndrome?

Can cortisone shot alleviate piriformis syndrome?

Potentially: This is very possible. Sometimes physical therapy focused on stretching and flexibility is enough. Sometimes this along with a steroid injection can alleviate the symptoms. Consult with your physician to see if you are a candidate for this. ...Read more

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Is corticosteriod injection for severe sciatic pain helpful?

Is corticosteriod injection for severe sciatic pain helpful?

Depends: If severe sciatic pain is properly diagnosed and it is due to nerve root compression and truly radiates down the leg, epidurals can be part of the treatment plan. Along with the injections, neuropathic agents and physical therapy are an important part of the treatment. ...Read more

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Do epidural injections relieve back pain?

Do epidural injections relieve back pain?

Yes: Epidural injections can relieve back pain. This is not true for all conditions or all people. Only a qualified physician who specializes in this procedure can give you an opinion as to whether an epidural would be indicated. ...Read more

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Will taking cortisone shots relieve degenerative arthritis pain in joints?

Will taking cortisone shots relieve degenerative arthritis pain in joints?

Possibly: Joint injections with corticosteroids can be very beneficial in arthritic joints . You can see what your specialist recommends and how long they last for you. One has to be careful in limiting steroid use to limit complications. ...Read more

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Is an epidural steroid injection effective for back pain?

Is an epidural steroid injection effective for back pain?

It can be: Depends on the reason for why you have back pain, a herniated disc, spinal stenosis or even facet arthropathy? Then yes an epidural injection can be helpful. Speak with a pain/spine specialist to determine what is right for you. ...Read more

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Increased pain after epidural steroid injection. What to do?

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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How long does a caudal epidural steroid injection provide pain relief for compressed disks?

How long does a caudal epidural steroid injection provide pain relief for compressed disks?

Great Question: Unfortunately, there is no good literature to give exact amount of time that a patient might expect to receive relief from any type of epidual steroid injection. Caudals are usually done for spinal stenosis or complex fused spines fo relief of pressure on nerve structures. No two spines are alike. They are like snow flakes and fingerprints and so different are patient responses. ...Read more

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Steroid shots to relieve back pain a good idea?

Yes: It is a good start. If you have back pain at 31 you likely have premature degenerative disc disease. See an interventional pain management physician and consider an MRI of the low back for diagnostic purposes. ...Read more

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Does prednisone help relieve bursitis?

Does prednisone help relieve bursitis?

Yes: Prednisone works by knocking down the inflammation in the bursa sac. It's the same type of medication that is injected into joints and bursa sacs alike. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Could epidural steroid injections for back pain cause bone deterioration?

Yes and No: Osteoporosis after any sort of steroid exposure can occur. Usually this requires repeated chronic long term exposure after several years. Based on your age, unless you have previous exposure to oral steroids or have had significant exposure to epidural steroid injections i would not be too concerned yet. ...Read more

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Can epidural steroid injections for back pain cause bone deterioration?

Can epidural steroid injections for back pain cause bone deterioration?

Steroid: Too much steroid can cause osteoporosis no matter where it is placed. Oral, IV or epidural steroid may increase chance of osteoporosis. The amount of steroid used in epidural injection for a herniated disk is less than the amount of steroid consumed as a Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack taken orally to treat the same symptoms. Generally, though, we do not recommend more than 3 steroid injections in 6 months. ...Read more

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Leg cramps from steroid shots?

Leg cramps from steroid shots?

Possibly: High doses of Hydrocortisone et al. May be associated with lowered serum calcium, potassium, & magnesium levels, which may lead to leg cramps. The condition is usually self-limiting & requires no treatment (unless the steroid is continued). However, mineral supplementation (calcium citrate, potassium citrate, magnesium) may ease the discomfort. ...Read more

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Does an epidural steroid injection treat excessive inflammation?

Does an epidural steroid injection treat excessive inflammation?

Improves Pain: and decreases Inflammation around the nerve roots with hopes of Increased return to activity level as your body is healing from the herniated disk. ...Read more

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Would a steroid shot help pain from bruised coccyx?

Other treatments: A bruised or fractured coccyx is a challenge. Steroids are not that helpful as it is trauma rather than inflammation. Sit on a donut- shaped pillow and stretch your hamstrings. If you can get Lidoderm patches, they may help if within 2-3 weeks of the injury. ...Read more

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Is epidural injection of steroids effective for back pain?

Is epidural injection of steroids effective for back pain?

It certainly can be: As dr. Hadied said, when done by the right person, it can be very effective. ...Read more

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Had caudal epidural steroid injection (with ketamine) for CRPS left foot. Relief for 7 days- will dr consider 2nd injection for prolonged relief?

Had caudal epidural steroid injection (with ketamine) for CRPS left foot. Relief for 7 days- will dr consider 2nd injection for prolonged relief?

Lumbar sympath blk: I would suggest a series of lumbar sympathetic blocks without steroid. If these fail ketamine infusions may help. A spinal cord stimulator may also be an answer. ...Read more

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Could marcaine injections make pain worse?

Not usually: Marcaine (bupivicaine) is a local anesthetic that is known to make pain better not worse. ...Read more