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Is an epidural harmful?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Anthony Mosley
Neurology
4 doctors agree

In brief: No

There are potential complications as with any procedure, their effects are often temporary, and the steroids do have potential side effects (especially locally, including local bone loss), but they are usually well tolerated if done right.

In brief: No

There are potential complications as with any procedure, their effects are often temporary, and the steroids do have potential side effects (especially locally, including local bone loss), but they are usually well tolerated if done right.
Dr. Anthony Mosley
Dr. Anthony Mosley
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Dr. Muhammad Itani
Anesthesiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Epidural harm

The short answer is rarely.
Epidural when performed properly by professionals have very low risk of complications.

In brief: Epidural harm

The short answer is rarely.
Epidural when performed properly by professionals have very low risk of complications.
Dr. Muhammad Itani
Dr. Muhammad Itani
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Dr. Foead Geula
Anesthesiology

In brief: Generally safe

Epidural injections are generally very safe with a very low risk of complications.
Headache, bleeding, nerve damage, infection, paralysis, and allergic reactions are all possible but occur infrequently.

In brief: Generally safe

Epidural injections are generally very safe with a very low risk of complications.
Headache, bleeding, nerve damage, infection, paralysis, and allergic reactions are all possible but occur infrequently.
Dr. Foead Geula
Dr. Foead Geula
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Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
Anesthesiology

In brief: Like all

Medical procedures, epidural placement can have complications.
They are uncommon and not life threatening. Make sure your anesthesiologist is well trained and provides you with informed consent.

In brief: Like all

Medical procedures, epidural placement can have complications.
They are uncommon and not life threatening. Make sure your anesthesiologist is well trained and provides you with informed consent.
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
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