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Can a person get cervical and thoracic spine pain after a lumbar transforaminal epidural steroid injection?

17 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bahman Omrani
Pain Management
6 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

It is not that common but can be seen.
The pain should be transient and short lived. If worsening, accompanied by headaches, fevers, weakness in the extremities, the doctor should be notified immediately.

In brief: Yes

It is not that common but can be seen.
The pain should be transient and short lived. If worsening, accompanied by headaches, fevers, weakness in the extremities, the doctor should be notified immediately.
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Dr. Satvinder Dhesi
Pain Management
5 doctors agree

In brief: Unlikely

That would be an unlikely scenario.
The neck and thoracic spine pain may be totally unrelated unless you have symptoms of a spinal headache. Talk with your doctor.

In brief: Unlikely

That would be an unlikely scenario.
The neck and thoracic spine pain may be totally unrelated unless you have symptoms of a spinal headache. Talk with your doctor.
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Dr. Brian Le
Pain Management
2 doctors agree

In brief: Unlikely

Your cervical and thoracic spine pain might be unrelated to the transforaminal epidural steroid injection.
You might develop neck pain and positional headache if there if dural puncture. Please see your doctor for evaluation.

In brief: Unlikely

Your cervical and thoracic spine pain might be unrelated to the transforaminal epidural steroid injection.
You might develop neck pain and positional headache if there if dural puncture. Please see your doctor for evaluation.
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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Generally No

Likely you may have had pain in these areas and not known it.
If you are worried have your doctor evaluate you for this issue. We see often when one area in pain is treated other areas reveal themselves as alternate pain generators that actually have issues needing evaluation.

In brief: Generally No

Likely you may have had pain in these areas and not known it.
If you are worried have your doctor evaluate you for this issue. We see often when one area in pain is treated other areas reveal themselves as alternate pain generators that actually have issues needing evaluation.
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