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How long does a caudal epidural steroid injection provide pain relief for compressed disks?
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Dr. Jeffrey Glaser
Pain Management
4 doctors agree
In brief: Great Question
Unfortunately, there is no good literature to give exact amount of time that a patient might expect to receive relief from any type of epidual steroid injection.
Caudals are usually done for spinal stenosis or complex fused spines fo relief of pressure on nerve structures. No two spines are alike. They are like snow flakes and fingerprints and so different are patient responses.

In brief: Great Question
Unfortunately, there is no good literature to give exact amount of time that a patient might expect to receive relief from any type of epidual steroid injection.
Caudals are usually done for spinal stenosis or complex fused spines fo relief of pressure on nerve structures. No two spines are alike. They are like snow flakes and fingerprints and so different are patient responses.
Dr. Jeffrey Glaser
Dr. Jeffrey Glaser
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Varies
Varies significantly person to person case to case the medication is usually present for about a month until reabsorbed.

In brief: Varies
Varies significantly person to person case to case the medication is usually present for about a month until reabsorbed.
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
In brief: Variable
Many of the patients who receive these injections for management of their chronic back pain enjoy improved function and diminished pain for years and can benefit from additional procedures for prolonged relief

In brief: Variable
Many of the patients who receive these injections for management of their chronic back pain enjoy improved function and diminished pain for years and can benefit from additional procedures for prolonged relief
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
In brief: Depends
Epidural injections have a variable relief pattern and it really depends on the steroid used and location of pathology.
Typically epidural injections work best if placed next to or on top of the level of pathology. Epidural injections if they work can provide from weeks to months of relief, however each person is different in their amount of relief obtained.

In brief: Depends
Epidural injections have a variable relief pattern and it really depends on the steroid used and location of pathology.
Typically epidural injections work best if placed next to or on top of the level of pathology. Epidural injections if they work can provide from weeks to months of relief, however each person is different in their amount of relief obtained.
Dr. Qamar Khan
Dr. Qamar Khan
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