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How bad is an epidural steroid injection in my neck going to hurt?
12 doctors weighed in

Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
5 doctors agree
In brief: Not much
The worse part of an epidural injection is typically the local anesthetic administered to numb the skin.
After that the needle typically feels like pressure. However as the needle enters the spinal canal or around the nerve root there can be some pain that is transient. Complications can be bleeding, infection, nerve damage and paralysis, but these are extremely rare.

In brief: Not much
The worse part of an epidural injection is typically the local anesthetic administered to numb the skin.
After that the needle typically feels like pressure. However as the needle enters the spinal canal or around the nerve root there can be some pain that is transient. Complications can be bleeding, infection, nerve damage and paralysis, but these are extremely rare.
Dr. Qamar Khan
Dr. Qamar Khan
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Not bad
The dentist is worse its not bad at all the professionals are eigther pain specialist or anesthesiologist both no a thing or two how to make you comfortable good luck don't stress about it complications are quite rare.

In brief: Not bad
The dentist is worse its not bad at all the professionals are eigther pain specialist or anesthesiologist both no a thing or two how to make you comfortable good luck don't stress about it complications are quite rare.
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
2 doctors agree
In brief: Not bad
Most pain specialists offer some type of intravenous sedation to help you relax.

In brief: Not bad
Most pain specialists offer some type of intravenous sedation to help you relax.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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