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How much steroid is used in an epidural steroid injection?

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Dr. Satvinder Dhesi
Pain Management
5 doctors agree

In brief: Variations

There are variations amount practices, but 40 mg of Methylprednisolone for a single injection is fairly standard.

In brief: Variations

There are variations amount practices, but 40 mg of Methylprednisolone for a single injection is fairly standard.
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Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

An exact answer is not possible.
There are many types of steroids, and the dosage will vary depending on the exact type of injection (there are different approaches to the nerves and the sac containing them). The part of the spine treated influences the choice of drug and amount too.

In brief: Depends

An exact answer is not possible.
There are many types of steroids, and the dosage will vary depending on the exact type of injection (there are different approaches to the nerves and the sac containing them). The part of the spine treated influences the choice of drug and amount too.
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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Every doctor uses a specific dose of steroid.
Generally its hard to say what dose until you meet and speak with the doc. Also they may use different steroids and they are all very different in dosages.

In brief: Depends

Every doctor uses a specific dose of steroid.
Generally its hard to say what dose until you meet and speak with the doc. Also they may use different steroids and they are all very different in dosages.
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Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends on the Drugs

Can't really answer this question briefly.
Steroid drugs come in many strengths and some are several orders of magnitude stronger than others. But, for example, for lumbar tf esi (epidural steroid injection) the use of Dexamethasone 4, 8, or 12 mg each produce statistically significant improvement in "radicular" pain up to 12 weeks after injection. Good luck!

In brief: Depends on the Drugs

Can't really answer this question briefly.
Steroid drugs come in many strengths and some are several orders of magnitude stronger than others. But, for example, for lumbar tf esi (epidural steroid injection) the use of Dexamethasone 4, 8, or 12 mg each produce statistically significant improvement in "radicular" pain up to 12 weeks after injection. Good luck!
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