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Will an epidural injection cause me to feel sluggish?
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Dr. Richard Guyer
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: No
That is not a usual side efffect.

In brief: No
That is not a usual side efffect.
Dr. Richard Guyer
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Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology
In brief: No
In fact the steroid may cause the opposite effect and give one a "lift".
But in all fairness, steroids can affect people differently--some get nauseous, some feel energized, most get no side effects. Hopefully what you do get is reduced inflammation around the nerve root and less back pain/radiculopathy which is why it was done in the first place.

In brief: No
In fact the steroid may cause the opposite effect and give one a "lift".
But in all fairness, steroids can affect people differently--some get nauseous, some feel energized, most get no side effects. Hopefully what you do get is reduced inflammation around the nerve root and less back pain/radiculopathy which is why it was done in the first place.
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
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