Had caudal epidural steroid injection (with ketamine) for CRPS left foot. Relief for 7 days- will dr consider 2nd injection for prolonged relief?

Lumbar sympath blk. I would suggest a series of lumbar sympathetic blocks without steroid. If these fail ketamine infusions may help. A spinal cord stimulator may also be an answer.
Well. Can't have the steroid shot to often. 7 days is not much relic. You can try again in a few months but if no benefit consider other options as well .

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