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Is epidural injection of steroids effective for back pain?

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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
4 doctors agree

In brief: It certainly can be

As dr. Hadied said, when done by the right person, it can be very effective.

In brief: It certainly can be

As dr. Hadied said, when done by the right person, it can be very effective.
Dr. Ted King
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Yes is effective if it is done by the right person for the right diagnosis , may have to be repeated once or twice.

In brief: Yes

Yes is effective if it is done by the right person for the right diagnosis , may have to be repeated once or twice.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: It not easy?

To start with both have the same symptoms it hard to tell.
The only way you could tell by the doing MRI on your shoulder. The second thing you could do sometime by treatment, sprain could get better with treatment but the tear not.

In brief: It not easy?

To start with both have the same symptoms it hard to tell.
The only way you could tell by the doing MRI on your shoulder. The second thing you could do sometime by treatment, sprain could get better with treatment but the tear not.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Let me explain

Stiff neck could happen to migraine patient in the initial stage of the episode, also could happen in the final stages of the migraine, but should last too long, if did check with your doctor. Good luck thank you.

In brief: Let me explain

Stiff neck could happen to migraine patient in the initial stage of the episode, also could happen in the final stages of the migraine, but should last too long, if did check with your doctor. Good luck thank you.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Qamar Khan
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Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

As long as the pain is due to inflammation of the nerves in the epidural space (radiculopathy), they may be helpful.
Steroid injections don't help muscle pain and they work best when used as part of a comprehensive pain management system. Your pain management doc will examine MRI and take history to see if you'd benefit from these or other procedures.

In brief: Yes

As long as the pain is due to inflammation of the nerves in the epidural space (radiculopathy), they may be helpful.
Steroid injections don't help muscle pain and they work best when used as part of a comprehensive pain management system. Your pain management doc will examine MRI and take history to see if you'd benefit from these or other procedures.
Dr. Matt Malkin
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Dr. Hooman Melamed
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Definitely

I almost always recommend epidural injections when pt, and other modalities has failed to help the patients.
This is one step before considering surgery. Also it can help the location of the pain.

In brief: Definitely

I almost always recommend epidural injections when pt, and other modalities has failed to help the patients.
This is one step before considering surgery. Also it can help the location of the pain.
Dr. Hooman Melamed
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