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Can a nerve block cause permanent damage?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
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In brief: Rare

Though the esi injections are quite safe in the general parlance, yet there always remain some adverse reactions of epidural steroid injections.
Temporary pain may be felt by a patient administered with an esi injection. There may be risks of spinal punctures, infections, bleeding inside epidural area with damage to nerves, headaches, & retention of water in the body.

In brief: Rare

Though the esi injections are quite safe in the general parlance, yet there always remain some adverse reactions of epidural steroid injections.
Temporary pain may be felt by a patient administered with an esi injection. There may be risks of spinal punctures, infections, bleeding inside epidural area with damage to nerves, headaches, & retention of water in the body.
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