Is an epidural steroid injection helpful for spinal stenosis pain?

Yes. Very helpful. Speak with your doctor regarding your options for treatment.
it may be. In certain patients, epidural steroid injections may help with symptoms of cervical or lumbar spinal stenosis. It depends on your history, physical exam, and the results of a lumbar spine mri.
Yes. Although there are many treatment options for spinal stenosis, epidural injections can be one of several treatment options, including physical therapy, medications, and surgery. Injections may provide lasting or short term relief and need to be repeated.
It can be. This can provide for symptom relief, partial or total for a period of time that can also be variable. If one gets good relief for a long period of time, then it can be repeated until and if there comes a point where no or minimal relief is gained or the relief period becomes too short.

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I've recently received an epidural steroid injection. In light of recent news should I be e worried about spinal meningitis?

Darn right. Contact your doctor right away. Every patient who received shots should be evaluated. The lot number of the injection should be found and referred to the fda for evaluation. This is a very serious problem that needs intense investigation. You are probably safe, but do not be sorry. Read more...
Probably not. It looks like you are in washington state and there were no doses of contaminated Methylprednisolone shipped to washington state according to the information we currently have. You can see information including a mapping of pain clinics affected at our website www.Northwestpain.Com. If you were seen in one of these clinics then contact them immediately. Read more...
Depends on location. The contaminated steroid was distributed to outpatient facilities in 23 states and the list of the states and where they went in those states can be found at the cdc website, cdc.Gov. If you can't find the info, let me know. Read more...
Ask Your Dr.! Call the office of the doctor that performed the block and they will discuss if they used the steroid that has been implicated in this problem. Read more...
Not necessarily. There are a few different steroidal compounds used in an esi, and the concern was with one type only. If you have not yet developed symptoms, it's likely you have not contracted it. If you have concerns about contracting this disease, you should talk to your family doctor. Read more...
No. The Meningitis issue is now old. That was in 2012 and no one is using that tainted product anymore since the FDA has pulled all of the product of shelves and out of clinics using them. Still if you are worried, I would consult the clinic to get your best info and check with the FDA website regarding which clinics may have had this tainted product. Read more...