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What other treatment is recommended if lumbar epidural steroid injections do not work?

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Dr. Foead Geula
Anesthesiology

In brief: Depends on diagnosis

Depending on your diagnosis, there are other treatment options for your pain if epidurals proved ineffective.
These may include spinal cord stimulator trial, medial branch block, radiofrequency neurotomy, discectomy, and possibly laminectomy.

In brief: Depends on diagnosis

Depending on your diagnosis, there are other treatment options for your pain if epidurals proved ineffective.
These may include spinal cord stimulator trial, medial branch block, radiofrequency neurotomy, discectomy, and possibly laminectomy.
Dr. Foead Geula
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Dr. Craig Morton
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

In brief: Depends

Hopefully you have already tried physical therapy.
Epidural steroid injections are good for treating disc pathology and irritated lumbar nerve roots, both of which reside in the epidural space. There are many other pain generators around the spine such as joints, muscles, and ligaments that could be the source of your pain. These structures are outside the epidural space.

In brief: Depends

Hopefully you have already tried physical therapy.
Epidural steroid injections are good for treating disc pathology and irritated lumbar nerve roots, both of which reside in the epidural space. There are many other pain generators around the spine such as joints, muscles, and ligaments that could be the source of your pain. These structures are outside the epidural space.
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