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Is an epidural injection advisable after a dose of Prednisolone?

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Dr. Erion Spaho

Neurologist, Surgical

Practicing since :2004

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Posted on Mon, 30 Jan 2017 in Brain and Spine
Question: How soon can I get an epidural after taking a round of prednisone for a herniated disc at L5
Answered by Dr. Erion Spaho 20 minutes later
Brief Answer:
At least few days.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thanks for using HCM.

I have read your question and understand your concerns.

You should wait few days before to get epidural injection for herniated disc.

This for two reasons:

1. to give time the prednisolone to leave your system

2. to see if any significant improvement.

If significant improvement of symptoms after few days, epidural injections may be saved for a latter time, if the symptoms aggravate.

Hope you found the answer helpful.

Let me know if I can assist you further.


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