epidural steroid injection side effects
In addition to risks from the injection, there are also potential side effects from the steroid medication itself. These tend to be rare and much less prevalent than the side effects from oral steroids. Nonetheless, reported side effects from epidural steroid injections include:
Localized increase in pain
Non-positional headaches resolving within 24 hours
Fever the night of injection
High blood sugar
A transient decrease in immunity because of the suppressive effect of the steroid
What can I do to stop the onset of arthritis? I started taking Clucosamine Chondroitin Complex with MSM dietary suppliment. My Dr. said they can me injections where the arthritis is. Should I? Is this a malpractice case?
Epiural steroid injections have also been implicated as one of the causes of the problem I have, which is adhesive arachnoiditis. AA most often shows up between one and six months after the injection, and tingling is one of the initial symptoms. It is visible on MRI, but it shows up best on MRI with contrast if that is what the problem is. Since it has been discovered that epidural steroid injections are so prone to causing adhesive arachnoiditis, I would not rule it out as a possible diagnosis. A neurologist would be able to tell you for sure.