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How safe and effective are cervical cortisone epidurals?

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Dr. Atul Walia
Anesthesiology
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In brief: Epidural steroids

Cervical injection therapy including epidural steroid injections are common/successful for cervical disc disease.
In particular arm pain, numbness, and tingling. Everything in medicine has risks including injections and these include headache, infection, bleeding. These are rare and just a few that are most common. Would recommend anesthesiologists who have have done pain management fellowship.

In brief: Epidural steroids

Cervical injection therapy including epidural steroid injections are common/successful for cervical disc disease.
In particular arm pain, numbness, and tingling. Everything in medicine has risks including injections and these include headache, infection, bleeding. These are rare and just a few that are most common. Would recommend anesthesiologists who have have done pain management fellowship.
Dr. Atul Walia
Dr. Atul Walia
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Dr. Scott Mackinnon
Anesthesiology

In brief: Safe and effective

A cervical steroid injection is safe in trained hands.
The effectiveness will be determined by the condition that is being treated, for example, in a situation where inflammation is playing a large part in contributing to the symptoms, steroids will arrest that.

In brief: Safe and effective

A cervical steroid injection is safe in trained hands.
The effectiveness will be determined by the condition that is being treated, for example, in a situation where inflammation is playing a large part in contributing to the symptoms, steroids will arrest that.
Dr. Scott Mackinnon
Dr. Scott Mackinnon
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