19 doctors weighed in:
What are some benefits of an epidural steroid injection?
19 doctors weighed in

Dr. Karen Sibert
Anesthesiology
9 doctors agree
In brief: Improvement
Epidural steroids are typically used to treat pain in the neck or back.
The reason behind the treatment is to help reduce inflammation or swelling that is contributing to the symptoms of pain or numbness. Although not everyone feels better after an epidural steroid injection, many patients experience significant lessening of their pain. The injection may need to be repeated more than once.

In brief: Improvement
Epidural steroids are typically used to treat pain in the neck or back.
The reason behind the treatment is to help reduce inflammation or swelling that is contributing to the symptoms of pain or numbness. Although not everyone feels better after an epidural steroid injection, many patients experience significant lessening of their pain. The injection may need to be repeated more than once.
Dr. Karen Sibert
Dr. Karen Sibert
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Dr. Satvinder Dhesi
Pain Management
6 doctors agree
In brief: Benefits
Significantly improved pain, reduced severity and frequency of symptoms, improved function as a result, possibly helping preventing need for surgery.

In brief: Benefits
Significantly improved pain, reduced severity and frequency of symptoms, improved function as a result, possibly helping preventing need for surgery.
Dr. Satvinder Dhesi
Dr. Satvinder Dhesi
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Pain relief
The goal would be to improve your activity level and quality of life while reducing your pain.

In brief: Pain relief
The goal would be to improve your activity level and quality of life while reducing your pain.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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Dr. Peter Zimmerman
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Decreased pain
Epidural steroid injections can potentially decrease axial and radicular pain and inflammation, .

In brief: Decreased pain
Epidural steroid injections can potentially decrease axial and radicular pain and inflammation, .
Dr. Peter Zimmerman
Dr. Peter Zimmerman
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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
In brief: Improved Pain
Decreased Inflammation around the nerve roots and Increased return to activity level as your body is healing from the herniated disk.

In brief: Improved Pain
Decreased Inflammation around the nerve roots and Increased return to activity level as your body is healing from the herniated disk.
Dr. Qamar Khan
Dr. Qamar Khan
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