What is Cervical Epidural?

Category: Procedures

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An epidural injection places anti-inflammatory medicine into the epidural space to decrease inflammation of the nerve roots, hopefully reducing the pain in the neck, shoulders and arms.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Neck pain 10 2
Degenerative disc disease (cervical) 7 5
Pain 5 2
Back pain 1 1
Bulging disc 1 0
Cervical Radiculopathy 1 1

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 8

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Cervical Epidural

Side effect Patients
Headaches 1
None 1
Steroid-Induced Myopathy 1
Weight gain 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently having Cervical Epidural

Dosage Patients
every 3 months 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 5
Usually 0
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 4
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 6
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1 patient evaluation for Cervical Epidural

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jackconrad
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Bulbar: none
Arms: moderate
Chest: none
Legs: moderate
I am: g
I have:
ALS

See jackconrad's full Cervical Epidural history

Dec 12, 2016 (Started Nov 15, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: WORTH A TRY EASIER THAN IT LOOKS..
Cost: $200+ monthly

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