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What typically happens when an epidural steroid shot does not relieve pain in back?

What typically happens when an epidural steroid shot does not relieve pain in back?

Other options: may need to be considered. Speak with your doctor about these options, epidural steroid injections are only form of treatment for back pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregg Albers
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I take pradaxa. Will a steroid shot to relieve back pain interact? The pradaxa is for an irregular heart beat. The lower back pain was caused when i lifted something too heavy.

I take pradaxa.  Will a steroid shot to relieve back pain interact? The pradaxa is for an irregular heart beat.  The lower back pain was caused when i lifted something too heavy.

Caution: Any blood thinner and what i assume is an epidural steroid injection you are referring to is a serious matter. Pradaxa is a relatively new drug and not everybody knows about it like Coumadin (warfarin) or heparin. The timing of stopping and restarting this medication with respect to a spinal injection is very important. Bleeding into the spinal space could cause permanent injury if done wrong. ...Read more

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Where can I get steroid shots to relieve back pain?

Where can I get steroid shots to relieve back pain?

See PCP: Oral steroids will likely be of little value. Zan epidural steroid injection may (or may not) be the answer. Start with your pcp who can evaluate you and refer you to a pain specialist. ...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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Pain in right groin & just below knee. Dr gave steroid shot & pack. No relief 2 weeks later. Now can't walk more then few feet without horrible pain?

Pain in right groin & just below knee. Dr gave steroid shot &  pack. No relief 2 weeks later. Now can't walk more then few feet without horrible pain?

Orthopedic referral: You will require more testing and examination, it could be a host of muscle and /or tendon strains/sprains- the adductor group of muscles will often have a referral pattern from the groin to the knee. You need more evaluation, examination and imaging. ...Read more

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Hx bad l4&5 s1&2 si joint x 10 yr. Pain in right groin & below knee x 2 wk. Steroid shot & pack no relief. Getting worse?

See below: You report the pain is your right groin---it could be from your back but could also be in your hip or knee and even more unusual it could a hernia since you are mentioning groin pain. Talk to your doctor. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Can tight,spasming hip, butt, low back muscles on one side cause leg to hurt? Had steroid shot in butt gave a little relief but still feels crampy

Spasm: Absolutely, spasm can reduce blood flow and cause pain/aching in the leg. Not sure why you had the steroid IM shot though. Consider getting your low back looked at by a chiropractor or a DO who knows how to manipulate. Odds are you have a structural issue somewhere below L2. Soak in a hot bath then do some gentle stretching exercises. ...Read more

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How badly can a steroid shot hurt?

Depends on location: Steroid injections in the hand and feet seem to be the most painful. Injections in the knees and shoulders are painful, but to a much lesser degree. Elbow injections are painful as well. ...Read more

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Can the steroid shot in your back help?

Help what?: Steroid shot to the spine is a common form of managing refractory backache resulting from various spinal and nerve disorders. It works reasonably well for most, not for everyone. More detailing, ask experts in pain management. Best wish ... Always. ...Read more

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What do u mean that i need steroid shot in my last question.

Cannot find: Suzie, we do not have the ability, on our end, to search for comments by a specific poster so it may be tough to find your first question. Re ask the question with more details or consider HealthtapPrime. ...Read more