10 patient evaluations for Epidural Steroid Injection

Jan 1, 2012 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for neck pain)
  • Side effects
    None (for Overall)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: Every 3 months
Advice & Tips: I've had epidural injections in my neck/spine for many years. Over time they have stopped helping me with pain.

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Feb 3, 2015 (Started Jan 15, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for radiculopathy lumbar and cervical)
  • Side effects
    None (for Overall)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: This treatment is only temporary. Must retake every 6 months for it to help. Cannot see spending that much money for temp results.

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Nov 17, 2010 (Started Jul 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for pain in lower back)
  • Side effects
    Severe (for Overall) (arachnoiditis)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 3 other Every 6 Weeks
Advice & Tips: STAY AWAY FROM EPIDURAL STEROID INJECTIONS. Especially when Depo-Medrol is used, ESI is contraindicated for use in the spine (there is a warning on the label of the drug as well as with the contained literature). ESI's are a major cause of arachnoiditis.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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