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Does the steroid drip down the epidural space when i stand after receiving an epidural steroid injection?

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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
3 doctors agree

In brief: Possible

Most of the steroid stayed local where its injected, however like anything subject to gravity's pull the liquid can travel down as you stand up.

In brief: Possible

Most of the steroid stayed local where its injected, however like anything subject to gravity's pull the liquid can travel down as you stand up.
Dr. Qamar Khan
Dr. Qamar Khan
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Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Minimally

Patients are advised to limit activity for a day or so after a block.
.Feet up, resting comfortably, but steroids won't drift much because of gravity. No worries!

In brief: Minimally

Patients are advised to limit activity for a day or so after a block.
.Feet up, resting comfortably, but steroids won't drift much because of gravity. No worries!
Dr. James Henning
Dr. James Henning
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: A little

It difuses in all direction with gravity favoring some directions but only a little .
Not clinically significant if a lower level is the suspected pain generator it should be injected directly the ole it will drip down and treat the next level as , a theory is diagnostically confusing and clinically un useful in my opinion.There is minor systemic spread via a small intravascular absorption.

In brief: A little

It difuses in all direction with gravity favoring some directions but only a little .
Not clinically significant if a lower level is the suspected pain generator it should be injected directly the ole it will drip down and treat the next level as , a theory is diagnostically confusing and clinically un useful in my opinion.There is minor systemic spread via a small intravascular absorption.
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
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