What is Caudal epidural?

Category: Procedures


Similar to the epidural, the caudal epidural injection is performed very low in the spine at a location called the sacral hiatus. It works best for problems involving the lower lumbar spine, especially the L5S1 disc level.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 1
None 3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Caudal epidural

Side effect Patients
Hot flashes 1
Insomnia 1
Numbness in feet 1
Post-traumatic headache 1


Based on patients currently having Caudal epidural

Dosage Patients
as needed 1
every 3 months 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 4
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 3
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Caudal epidural.