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What Is The Adverse Reaction Of Epidural Steroid Injections?

| Articles | November 18, 2013

Epidural steroid injections (ESI) are long lasting steroid injections given in the Epidural space, the area which surrounds the medulla spinalis and the nerves coming out of it. Epidural Steroid Injections provide instant relief to back pain. They also It lessen the soreness, tingling & numbness and other signs caused by nerve inflammation or swelling.

Epidural steroid injections are made up consists of combinations of sedative like lidocaine or bupivacaine and the steroid medicine such as triamcinolone Aristocort or methylprednisolone Depo-medrol, Celestone-Soluspan. In most of the cases, the back pain disappears or alleviates within a few weeks. Spinal injectants are more often used to discover the real cause of the back pain than to actually treat the pain. It is very difficult to know each and every adverse reaction of epidural steroid injections.

Epidural steroid injections can provide both diagnostic and therapeutic benefits. So, it is very difficult to identify the actual adverse reaction of epidural steroid injections. Temporary pain is the main adverse reaction of epidural steroid injections that can be vanished within few days.

The other most common adverse reaction of epidural steroid injections include temporary pain, spinal puncture with headaches, infectivity, bleeding in the Epidural, nerve break up, etc. There is also adverse reaction of epidural steroid injections, which is related to the side effects of Cortone Acetate including rising body weight, increasing blood sugar levels, water retention, suppression of body’s own natural production of cortisone etc. Whenever any of the adverse reaction of epidural steroid injections occurs, contact the physician at once, and take necessary advice to cease it.

Sometimes the adverse reaction of epidural steroid injections cannot be seen promptly, they occur after a short time period. The injecable procedure of Epidural steroid injection is safe, but it is important to treat adverse reaction of epidural steroid injections immediately.

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