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Where is the location of a epidural steroid injection for c-spine pain?

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Dr. Foead Geula
Anesthesiology
4 doctors agree

In brief: It depends

If an interlaminar approach is used, the c7-t1 interspace is usually selected for needle entry.
This is near the base of your neck. For transforaminal epidural steroid injections, the needle entry depends on the location of your neck pain and can be right- or left-sided at any point along your cervical spine.

In brief: It depends

If an interlaminar approach is used, the c7-t1 interspace is usually selected for needle entry.
This is near the base of your neck. For transforaminal epidural steroid injections, the needle entry depends on the location of your neck pain and can be right- or left-sided at any point along your cervical spine.
Dr. Foead Geula
Dr. Foead Geula
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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

Each location for epidural injection is meant to be given as close to the location of the pathology in your neck.
Depending on what technique the doctor is using you can be below the level of pathology or right at the level to get relief from the injection.

In brief: Depends

Each location for epidural injection is meant to be given as close to the location of the pathology in your neck.
Depending on what technique the doctor is using you can be below the level of pathology or right at the level to get relief from the injection.
Dr. Qamar Khan
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Dr. Will Moorehead
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: INTRAFORAMINAL

Esi performed in the cervical spine most often is peformed via a transoraminal approach, which is safer, but it may be performed by a translaminar approach.
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In brief: INTRAFORAMINAL

Esi performed in the cervical spine most often is peformed via a transoraminal approach, which is safer, but it may be performed by a translaminar approach.
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Dr. Will Moorehead
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: C6-7 level usually

Usualky given under fluoroscopic control at c6-7 level.

In brief: C6-7 level usually

Usualky given under fluoroscopic control at c6-7 level.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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