Are there any birth defects that may come from epidural steroid injections for degenerative disc disease?

Are you pregnant? If not, then there are no birth defects associated with such injections. If you are, then the fluoroscopic guidance would be a risk to the developing fetus.

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I have degenerative disc diese. Dr wants me to get a epidural steroid injections. It all started with a tkr surgery, pain for 6 months. In knee, leg, ank?

Epidural steroid inj. These injections are typically for pinched nerve pain ( leg/arm numb/weak/pain). This may result from ddd, spinal stenosis or herniated disc. Use for axial pain (neck/back only) is not likely to help any more than steroid tabs or a shot in the butt. Not unusual to aggravate back symptoms with limping after extremity surgery. Read more...
Epidural ok. If there is a nerve being irritated in the back an epidural can often calm that nerve irritation down. Epidurals are generally ok unless you get more than 3-4 in a year. Read more...

Why recommend epidural steroid injections when patient with multilevel degenerative disk disease accompanied with lumbar dextro scoliosis?

Pain relief. Epidural steroid injections are recommended to relieve pain from nerve impingement. They are often recommended before surgery. The injections obviously don't improve the alignment of the spine. Read more...
Clarification. Epidural steroids can be used as conservative treatment to treat and diagnose symptomatic levels. Read more...

What are more options to treat degenerative disc disease other that injection and p.T.?

Continue conservative. You could try yoga along with pilates type exercises. Ultimately if all fails you may undergo surgery for a disc replacement or a fusion type procedure. Read more...
Exercises. Degenerative disc disease is a process of normal aging. Would advise you to participate in aquatic and land based exercises. Pilates & yoga may beneficial. Judicious use of otc nsaids may used. Read more...

What are other options to treat degenerative disc disease other injections?

Time. In studies comparing doing nothing over 1-2 years to surgery, most patients will improve with time alone. Injections have been shown to be of temporary benefit only. Muscle relations, nerve pain medications such as Lyrica (pregabalin) and gabapentin, cymbalta, and physical therapy may help. Read more...
Preventative. I favor fitness, weight maintenance, no smoking, preventative measures and when symptoms prevail, physical therapy, core strength, anti inflammatories, and ergonomic postural solutions. In many people orthotics can help foot/ankle contributors and pelvic spine lock up can be improved with mobilization. Read more...

I have chronic back pain, degenerative disc disease, facet arthrosis, nerve compression, spasms, and I have been to pain mang. Tried several treatments including steriods and injections. I am on a certain narcotic for which I know is not helpful, what now

Join the club. Chronic pain has become an epidemic. Strong narcotics and surgery rarely cure and often produce more complications. You may need to learn to live with pain. Moderate exercise and physical and psychological therapy may help. Acupuncture and massage and herbal treatments may help. Do not look for a cure. Look for management and maintain a functional life. Read more...
Spinal Surgeon. It appears that you have tried many forms of conservative. I would recommend that you seek the care of a spinal surgeon. If you have nerve root compression secondary to a disc herniation, facet arthrosis, foraminal stenosis or lateral stenosis, surgical decompression may be in your future. See a spinal surgeon! Read more...