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Will Alcohol Affect My Epidural Steroid Injection
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 ...Read more
Does the steroid drip down the epidural space when i stand after receiving an epidural steroid injection?
Yes: Improvement is great diagnostic confirmation.Get a more detailed answer ›
What is the difference btw using celestone (betamethasone) or depot Medrol (methylprednisolone) for epidural steroid injections?
Chemical Structure: Among physiatrists, anesthesiologist and other pain physicians, both of these steroids have a unique, and sometimes, interchangeable place in pain blocks depending on anatomical considerations (lumbar, cervical, transforaminal, etc.). Ask your physician what he/she is comfortable using, and why....They'll love the question! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will epidural steroid injections cause harm to my bones or having any adverse long term effects to my body?
Probably not: The first generation of inhaled steroids on average shortened growth 1 inch (but untreated asthma shortened growth quite a bit more than that). The new inhalers don't shorten growth even that much. Out of control asthma, however, is deadly and dead people don't grow. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I receved an epidural steroid injections for my L4 & l45 herniated bulging discs. Is there any side affects from, and how long will they releive the p?
No: Kenalog (triamcinolone) does not interact with hormonal birth control. Having said that the use of kenalog (triamcinolone) to control allergies is something that should only be done by an allergist. There are typically better ways to control allergies that work better and are safer. ...Read more
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
How is kenalog (triamcinolone) injections on your blood sugar level compared to a cortisone injection?
Depends: There are different injection types. Intralesional which is a small amount in the surface of the skin or intramuscular which is within the muscle. There are also different doses. All of that would be necessary to answer your question. In general, the deeper the injection and the higher the strength the more likely it would impact your blood sugar. ...Read more
Steroid v antibiotic: You didn't mention what type of steroid you're taking but i'm going to guess it's related to Prednisone rather than testosterone (or estrogen for that matter). You also didn't mention the specific antibiotic you're taking. So i really can't tell you much but typically, antibiotics don't "harm" steroid injections. Of course, we're always looking for drug-drug interactions. Check out www.Drugs.Com. ...Read more
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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