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What are the different types of epidural injections?
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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
8 doctors agree
In brief: 3 Types
Caudal epidural is done through your tailbone.
Interlaminar epidural is done in between the bones and lastly transforaminal epidural is done around the nerve root and the spinal disc to address the specific nerve root or roots.

In brief: 3 Types
Caudal epidural is done through your tailbone.
Interlaminar epidural is done in between the bones and lastly transforaminal epidural is done around the nerve root and the spinal disc to address the specific nerve root or roots.
Dr. Qamar Khan
Dr. Qamar Khan
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Dr. Karen Sibert
Anesthesiology
2 doctors agree
In brief: One technique
All epidural injections involve putting medications into the epidural space, which is where nerves pass on their way from the spinal cord to all parts of the body.
For anesthesia, numbing medications are used that block pain and movement. For pain relief, narcotics or steroids may be used. Epidural injections can be done in any part of the spine from the neck down to the lower back.

In brief: One technique
All epidural injections involve putting medications into the epidural space, which is where nerves pass on their way from the spinal cord to all parts of the body.
For anesthesia, numbing medications are used that block pain and movement. For pain relief, narcotics or steroids may be used. Epidural injections can be done in any part of the spine from the neck down to the lower back.
Dr. Karen Sibert
Dr. Karen Sibert
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Dr. Neil Ellis
Anesthesiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: There are 3 basic
Epidurals are divided into 1.
Interlaminar - entering the epidural space in the middle of the back 2. Transforaminal- entering through the foramen 3. Caudal- entering at the base near the coccyx.

In brief: There are 3 basic
Epidurals are divided into 1.
Interlaminar - entering the epidural space in the middle of the back 2. Transforaminal- entering through the foramen 3. Caudal- entering at the base near the coccyx.
Dr. Neil Ellis
Dr. Neil Ellis
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