Is a Cortisone injections the same as epidural steroid injection?

NO

Joints
Cortisone injections may be given for many reasons; tendinitis/bursitis, arthritis of joints, rotator cuff tears, Carpal tunnel syndrome, etc. ESI, although a corticosteroid injection, is a specific treatment for spinal disorders, especially radicular pain from herniated discs. There are those who use it for spinal stenosis, but the efficacy has not been proven.
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Terminology

Hydrocortisone
As previously explained , steroids are used in ESI and joint, tendon, bursar, trigger points, etc, the qualifying difference is the specific terminology. When explaining to patients the nature of their spinal treatment, most specialists will inform a patient that they will have an ESI & then tell them the material used. But when injecting the areas above, they simply call it a cortisone shot.
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Yes

Cortisone
Cortisone is a kind of steroid (and there are many different preparations) and is often used to describe the injection
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