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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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