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When I get an epidural injection for chronic low back pain, will I be able to go to work the following day?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
6 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Most people go back to work the next day.

In brief: Yes
Most people go back to work the next day.
Dr. Qamar Khan
Dr. Qamar Khan
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Dr. Christopher Pham
Typically, you will be able to work the next day. If you start having a lot of headache or increase burning pain sensation in legs, you should contact your physician about this issue first.
Dr. Craig Morton
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Yes, typically you can return to work the following day although depending on the severity of your condition and the type of epidural your md may want to keep you out of work for longer.

In brief: Yes
Yes, typically you can return to work the following day although depending on the severity of your condition and the type of epidural your md may want to keep you out of work for longer.
Dr. Craig Morton
Dr. Craig Morton
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
In brief: Barring complication
You should be fine the next barring a dural leak good luck everbody is different.
The steroids can make you a little edgyfor a few days.

In brief: Barring complication
You should be fine the next barring a dural leak good luck everbody is different.
The steroids can make you a little edgyfor a few days.
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
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Dr. Jeffrey Glaser
Pain Management
In brief: Yes!
Remember an epidural is an injection of anti-inflammatory medication to help an underlying problem of inflammation causing nerve impingement.
It is not an operation and there should not be down time. You should be able to return to work the following day, or the same day if no IV sedation was used. It is always a good idea not to drive for 24 hours after receiving sedation.

In brief: Yes!
Remember an epidural is an injection of anti-inflammatory medication to help an underlying problem of inflammation causing nerve impingement.
It is not an operation and there should not be down time. You should be able to return to work the following day, or the same day if no IV sedation was used. It is always a good idea not to drive for 24 hours after receiving sedation.
Dr. Jeffrey Glaser
Dr. Jeffrey Glaser
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