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What are some long term effects of epidural steroid injections?

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Dr. Chintan Sampat
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Several

Multiple epidural steroid injections over the long term can result in: 1.
Scar tissue surrounding the nerve sac (the dura) which can sometimes lead to spinal fluid leak with headaches 2. Higher risk of infection, bleeding 3. Avascular necrosis of the hips (the hip bone loses blood supply which can lead to premature arthritis) 4. Increased blood sugar (especially in diabetics).

In brief: Several

Multiple epidural steroid injections over the long term can result in: 1.
Scar tissue surrounding the nerve sac (the dura) which can sometimes lead to spinal fluid leak with headaches 2. Higher risk of infection, bleeding 3. Avascular necrosis of the hips (the hip bone loses blood supply which can lead to premature arthritis) 4. Increased blood sugar (especially in diabetics).
Dr. Chintan Sampat
Dr. Chintan Sampat
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: None unless a rare

Complication.

In brief: None unless a rare

Complication.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Dr. Muhammad Itani
Anesthesiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Epidural steroids

Side effects depend on how frequently you get the injections and may include: spinal bone and muscle weakening, adrenal insufficiency (hormonal inballance).
This is why the number of injections given per year are limited to decrease these risks.

In brief: Epidural steroids

Side effects depend on how frequently you get the injections and may include: spinal bone and muscle weakening, adrenal insufficiency (hormonal inballance).
This is why the number of injections given per year are limited to decrease these risks.
Dr. Muhammad Itani
Dr. Muhammad Itani
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Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
Anesthesiology

In brief: Hopefully

In brief: Hopefully

Pain relief.
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
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