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.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain in lower back 4 4
facet joint osteoarthritis 1 1
Herniated Disc 1 1
Pain in hips 1 0

  • 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 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
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.