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Epidural steroid injection: what to expect from your procedure  
Abstract:  This handout explains epidural steroid injection, a test in which a steroid medicine and a local anesthetic are injected into the space around the patient's spinal cord and nerves. This is done to ease pain. The handout includes an explanation of the procedure, how to prepare, what results to expect, instructions for medicines, site care, activities, side effects, filling out a pain diary, and follow-up care.
Author: Center for Pain Relief
Publisher/Date/Rev:  University of Washington Medical Center, 2009, August 1, 2009
UWMC Availability:  Center for Pain Relief
General Topics:  Neurological Disorders; Diagnostic Tests
Specific Subject(s):  Steroids; Side Effects; Patient Care Procedures and Instructions; Pain Measurement; Pain; Epidural Anesthesia
Language(s):  English
Audience:  Caregiver; Patient
Format: Flyer
Reading Level: Moderate
Cost: Unknown
Web Site Location:  http://healthonline.washington.edu/

Health Online Citation #3623

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