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Is there a difference between a cortisone shot and a epidural injection for pain?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
2 doctors agree
In brief: Well
Technically no difference, they are probably the same.
However, if the cortisone injection is not done under an x-ray machine (fluoroscopic c-arm) then it could be that the cortisone injection may be just that an injection into the muscle like a trigger point injection. Speak with your doctor to get clarity about what you will be getting.

In brief: Well
Technically no difference, they are probably the same.
However, if the cortisone injection is not done under an x-ray machine (fluoroscopic c-arm) then it could be that the cortisone injection may be just that an injection into the muscle like a trigger point injection. Speak with your doctor to get clarity about what you will be getting.
Dr. Qamar Khan
Dr. Qamar Khan
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Dr. Mehul Desai
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees
In brief: May be the same
An epidural injection just indicates where the injection is delivered, this is typically what is meant by a cortisone injection, although cortisone injections can also be placed in muscle and joints.

In brief: May be the same
An epidural injection just indicates where the injection is delivered, this is typically what is meant by a cortisone injection, although cortisone injections can also be placed in muscle and joints.
Dr. Mehul Desai
Dr. Mehul Desai
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