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Had transforaminal epidural injection for 2 pinched nerves 2 level injection on 4/9/13-herniation, still have lots of pain in spine, tkrdone 10/12 ?

Had transforaminal epidural injection for 2 pinched nerves 2 level injection on 4/9/13-herniation, still have lots of pain in spine, tkrdone 10/12 ?

Stenosis: It sounds like you've had significant spine and leg pain since a tkr in oct 12? And i'm guessing you've had a lumbar mri. If the MRI showed significant stenosis (pinched nerves) which corresponds to your pain symptoms, then your options are to try medications (i.e. Lyrica), or another epidural or two, or decompressive lumbar surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Epidural Injection (Definition)

Epidural injections treat either acute or chronic pain. The most common epidural injections are to treat labor pain and usually include an indwelling catheter that provides continuous treatment until the baby is delivered. The medicine is a local anesthetic +/- opiod. Epidural injections also include single shot injections to treat chronic back pain. These usually include ...Read more


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What is the difference between a transforaminal and a epidural injection? Left l.4.L5 two level injection lumbar radic.

What is the difference between a transforaminal and a epidural injection?
Left l.4.L5 two level injection lumbar radic.

Transforaminal Inj: In the transforaminal approach to the epidural steroid injection the the epidural space and nerve(s) is coated with the steroid/anesthetic mixture. The epidural injection you refer to is called an interlaminar or translaminar epidural injection where the medication is placed between the two spine bones in your back. Check out Spine-Health.Com for more info. ...Read more

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In a transforaminal epidural steroid injection, is the ink supposed to look like a drop or should it spread out in a spray like the size of half a dollar?

In a transforaminal epidural steroid injection, is the ink supposed to look like a drop or should it spread out in a spray like the size of half a dollar?

Neither: Neither. The ideal spread will show the contrast dye spread centrally to the epidural canal and laterally highlighting the nerve path producing a 'characteristic' epidurogram. ...Read more

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Can a person get cervical and thoracic spine pain after a lumbar transforaminal epidural steroid injection?

Yes: It is not that common but can be seen. The pain should be transient and short lived. If worsening, accompanied by headaches, fevers, weakness in the extremities, the doctor should be notified immediately. ...Read more

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How much steroid(mg) should be given in a transforaminal diagnostic epidural steroid injection for a small adult?

How much steroid(mg) should be given in a transforaminal diagnostic epidural steroid injection for a small adult?

Depends: Every doctor uses a specific dose of steroid. Generally its hard to say what dose until you meet and speak with the doc. Also they may use different steroids and they are all very different in dosages. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: epidural injection?

Pain treatment: Epidural injections treat either acute or chronic pain. The most common epidural injections are to treat labor pain and usually include an indwelling catheter that provides continuous treatment until the baby is delivered. The medicine is a local anesthetic +/- opiod. Epidural injections also include single shot injections to treat chronic back pain. These usually include the use of steroids. ...Read more

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Can an epidural injection help syatica?

Can an epidural injection help syatica?

Maybe: You've indicated you're 80 years old with history of liver transplant. You have to weigh risks against benefits of a procedure. The risk of infection or epidural abscess is greater in someone who's immune suppressed. If the cause of your pain is mechanical compression due to extensive spine degeneration epidural may help but for a very short while. I would look into medications such as gabapentin. ...Read more

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What if i cough during an epidural injection?

Usually nothing: Allthough it is not truly necessary most epidurals today are done with the patient sedated. Accordingly coughing is not an issue. If however you did cough the danger would be based on what type of epidural you were receiving and where the needle tip was. In most cases it would not matter. In some cases you could end up with a bad headache and in some cases you might damage the spinal cord. ...Read more

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What comes first the MRI or the epidural injection?

Depends: Mri of the spine may be used to diagnose cause of pain or radiculopathy (neurologic symptoms). Epidural injection may be for pain relief, medication injection or certain diagnostic procedures. ...Read more

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Dr. Patricia Foster
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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