What is Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection?

Category: Procedures

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Generic name: Epidural Steroid Injection

A cervical epidural steroid injection delivers steroids into the epidural space surrounding spinal nerve roots to help alleviate pain in the upper spine/neck caused by irritated nerves.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Neck pain 13 4
Doctor recommendation 3 4
Pain 3 4
Muscle and joint pain 2 1
Chronic pain syndrome 1 0
Coccydynia (pain in tailbone) 1 0

Show all 14 reasons taken


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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 3
Mild 2
None 0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection

Side effect Patients
Dizziness 1
Exhaustion 1
Nausea 1
Neck pain 1
Stiffness in neck 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection

Dosage Patients
1 other yearly 1
1 intl units monthly 1
5 other every 12 weeks 1
1 other every other week 1
80mg as needed 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 5
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 3
Not specified 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection.