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What is an epidural?

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Dr. Craig Morton
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: Pain treatment

Epidurals are often used to help relieve pain from an inflammed disc.
Protruding discs are very common, yet in some circumstances these "protruding discs" can compress nerves and cause pain. Epidurals placed anti-inflammatory medication on top of the protruding disc which can help reduce pain and inflammation.

In brief: Pain treatment

Epidurals are often used to help relieve pain from an inflammed disc.
Protruding discs are very common, yet in some circumstances these "protruding discs" can compress nerves and cause pain. Epidurals placed anti-inflammatory medication on top of the protruding disc which can help reduce pain and inflammation.
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
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In brief: An injection

An injection of local anesthetic and steroid (for pain) or just local anesthetic (for surgery or child birth) into the space outside the spinal cord.

In brief: An injection

An injection of local anesthetic and steroid (for pain) or just local anesthetic (for surgery or child birth) into the space outside the spinal cord.
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