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How long does epidural injection work for back pain?

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Dr. Brian Le
Pain Management
2 doctors agree

In brief: ESI

An epidural steroid injection is a minimally invasive procedure that delivers steroids via a needle directly into the epidural space to help reduce inflammation.
The steroid is absorbed and metabolized within few weeks. However, the pain relief might extend beyond this time frame. Prolonged pain relief is presumed to result from a reduction in an inflammatory process.

In brief: ESI

An epidural steroid injection is a minimally invasive procedure that delivers steroids via a needle directly into the epidural space to help reduce inflammation.
The steroid is absorbed and metabolized within few weeks. However, the pain relief might extend beyond this time frame. Prolonged pain relief is presumed to result from a reduction in an inflammatory process.
Dr. Brian Le
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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Epidural injection

Great question - answer its variable - there is no definite time frame.
The key is to determine how much relief, how much functional improvement.

In brief: Epidural injection

Great question - answer its variable - there is no definite time frame.
The key is to determine how much relief, how much functional improvement.
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
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Dr. Kamel Sadek
Family Medicine

In brief: Duration can be ...

Duration of pain relief varies, lasting from several weeks to sometimes years.
Epidural injections are usually done in conjunction with a physical therapy program and/or home exercise to strengthen the back muscles and prevent future pain episodes.

In brief: Duration can be ...

Duration of pain relief varies, lasting from several weeks to sometimes years.
Epidural injections are usually done in conjunction with a physical therapy program and/or home exercise to strengthen the back muscles and prevent future pain episodes.
Dr. Kamel Sadek
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