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What is the success rate for an epidural used to relieve back pain?
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Dr. Jason Huffman
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: Good
Epidural steroid injections are best at relieving radiating leg symptoms from nerve root irritation in the spine but they are also fairly good at relieving mechanical low back pain when noninvasive measures have failed.
When done by an experienced doctor there is very little risk from the injection.

In brief: Good
Epidural steroid injections are best at relieving radiating leg symptoms from nerve root irritation in the spine but they are also fairly good at relieving mechanical low back pain when noninvasive measures have failed.
When done by an experienced doctor there is very little risk from the injection.
Dr. Jason Huffman
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Dr. Brian Le
Pain Management
In brief: ESI success rate
Epidural steroid injection is indicated in radicular pain.
When done under fluoroscopic guidance and radiographic confirmation through the use of contrast, > 50% of patients receive some pain relief as a result of lumbar epidural steroid injections.

In brief: ESI success rate
Epidural steroid injection is indicated in radicular pain.
When done under fluoroscopic guidance and radiographic confirmation through the use of contrast, > 50% of patients receive some pain relief as a result of lumbar epidural steroid injections.
Dr. Brian Le
Dr. Brian Le
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