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What is the difference btw using celestone (betamethasone) or depot Medrol (methylprednisolone) for epidural steroid injections?

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Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Chemical Structure

Among physiatrists, anesthesiologist and other pain physicians, both of these steroids have a unique, and sometimes, interchangeable place in pain blocks depending on anatomical considerations (lumbar, cervical, transforaminal, etc.
). Ask your physician what he/she is comfortable using, and why....They'll love the question!

In brief: Chemical Structure

Among physiatrists, anesthesiologist and other pain physicians, both of these steroids have a unique, and sometimes, interchangeable place in pain blocks depending on anatomical considerations (lumbar, cervical, transforaminal, etc.
). Ask your physician what he/she is comfortable using, and why....They'll love the question!
Dr. James Henning
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Its a personal choice among doctors. Depomedrol should not be used for cervical (neck) injections due to its large particle size
Dr. Gabor Racz
Anesthesiology

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