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Is there a downside to having regular (3 times per year) caudal block injections?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
5 doctors agree

In brief: Not if it helps you

Many of the patients who receive these injections for management of their chronic back pain enjoy improved function and diminished pain for years and can benefit from additional procedures for prolonged relief

In brief: Not if it helps you

Many of the patients who receive these injections for management of their chronic back pain enjoy improved function and diminished pain for years and can benefit from additional procedures for prolonged relief
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Risks vs benefits

If you don't have better alternatives for your current problem and the block is providing good benefit (pain control etc.
.), then you are accepting the benefits and risks of the procedure--infection and bleeding are most concerning complications. Also side effects of excess steroids, especially if you have diabetes, bleeding disorder etc...So, consult doc and ask lots of questions. Good luck.

In brief: Risks vs benefits

If you don't have better alternatives for your current problem and the block is providing good benefit (pain control etc.
.), then you are accepting the benefits and risks of the procedure--infection and bleeding are most concerning complications. Also side effects of excess steroids, especially if you have diabetes, bleeding disorder etc...So, consult doc and ask lots of questions. Good luck.
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Dr. Bac Nguyen
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