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How often do epidural steroid injections produce prolonged muscle wasting/weakness >10 months?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
Anesthesiology
5 doctors agree

In brief: They shouldn't

It is more likely that the cause of the weakness and muscle wasting is the reason you got the injection on the first place.
You should follow up with your neurologist.

In brief: They shouldn't

It is more likely that the cause of the weakness and muscle wasting is the reason you got the injection on the first place.
You should follow up with your neurologist.
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
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Dr. Lewis Margolis
Anesthesiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Epidurals

Epidural steroid injections do not cause prolonged weakness and muscle wasting.
However, the reason for the epidural - the pathology in the back - can lead to these problems in the most severe if cases.

In brief: Epidurals

Epidural steroid injections do not cause prolonged weakness and muscle wasting.
However, the reason for the epidural - the pathology in the back - can lead to these problems in the most severe if cases.
Dr. Lewis Margolis
Dr. Lewis Margolis
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