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An epidural steroid injection is a procedure in which corticosteroids are injected into a small space surrounding the spinal cord. The doctor also injects a local anesthetic, and the procedure is intended to iheal pain center, or a herniated disc. There are very few major side effects associated with this treatment. However, some patients may experience pain or swelling after the procedure, and some may have significant bleeding.

The doctor performs an epidural steroid injection on patients who are undergoing spinal surgery. The procedure is typically performed by a pain management physician at HSS. Physiatrists, interventional radiologists, and anesthesiologists are other physicians who perform the procedure. In addition, pain management physicians often have additional training in other areas of medicine, such as neuroradiology or osteopathic medicine.

Immediately following the injection, patients will usually be sent home and advised to take it easy for the remainder of the day. While the steroid medication will relieve the pain and improve function, the pain may return. In these rare cases, patients should contact their physician if the symptoms persist or worsen. They may also be prescribed an ice pack to reduce the area of tenderness. If the epidural steroid injectionfails to provide pain relief, it is possible that the pain has come from another source.

The procedure usually lasts about an hour, with only a few hours of bruising or local tenderness. The doctor may ask patients to use an ice pack to reduce the pain. The injection site may also be sore, but this is normal and should not interfere with the procedure. The steroid takes two to three days to take effect and should be completely gone within a week. It is important that the patient is able to be responsible for driving and taking public transportation after the procedure.

The procedure is usually painless. In most cases, patients are given a local anesthetic and a mild sedative. The healthcare provider may also administer an x-ray machine for guidance. The x-ray imageshelp the physician place the needle precisely in the epidural space. Once the injection is complete, the pain should diminish in a couple of days. The steroid will not interfere with the patient's ability to drive.

During the procedure, the doctor will place a needle into the epidural space. The patient will likely feel some pain for a few hours after the injection. Some patients may experience temporary weakness and numbness in the extremities. They may have difficulty walking for a few days after the injection. The discomfort associated with the steroid is temporary and can be related to other symptoms. It will subside within three to seven days. The x-ray is used to guide the needle during the epidural steroid injection.

After the procedure, the patient will be escorted back to the spine assessment room. After the procedure, the patient may experience a few hours of localized pain. The steroid may increase pain levels for a few days, so it's important to find someone to drive you home. After the procedure, the pain may decrease or even decrease depending on the individual. If the epidural steroid injection has a numbing effect, the pain may subside completely.

After the procedure, the Dr Jignyasa Desai will inject a steroid into the epidural space. After the injection, the skin will be cleaned. Then, a bandage will be applied to the site. The doctor will monitor your blood pressure for 20 to 40 minutes after the procedure. In some cases, the pain may be increased, but this is usually temporary. The steroid usually takes two or three days to take effect.

After the procedure, the patient will be given a mild sedative. A local anesthetic is used in most cases. If you have any medical conditions that may affect your blood sugar levels, talk to your healthcare provider to ensure your safety. If you have a medical condition, your healthcare provider may recommend that you get an epidural steroid injection. It's important to understand what to expect from the procedure and the risks.


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People who go through surgeries always have various doubts in their minds regarding the procedure and one of the commonly asked questions is regarding the anesthesia which is to be provided to the patient before doing the procedure whether cosmetic or plastic. Patients who have opted for cosmetic or non-cosmetic procedures be it tattoo removal, hair transplant, tummy tuck, etc all of the procedures mentioned here needed either general or local anesthesia and the surgeon who is going to do the surgery knows the importance of it.

What is Anesthesia?

  • Anesthesia usually means “Loss of sensation”. It can be done through injections or medicine to numb the body part which is needed to be treated.

  • The medication used for anesthesia is called an anesthetic.

  • It is going to block the signals that pass through the nerves to the brain.

  • When the effect of the anesthetic is over you will feel normal.

Who is an Anaesthetist?

  • An anesthetist is a specialist doctor who is specialized in general anesthesia procedures but he/she is qualified to give local anesthesia as well.

  • Other specialist doctors can provide local anesthesia or sedation to the patient or in an emergency case or minor operations.

Local Anesthesia:

  • It is used to numb a particular part or area of the body, it will maintain the consciousness of the person but he/she will be free of the unbearable pain which can cause by surgical treatment.

  • It is used when the nerves can be easily reached by drops or ointments.

General Anesthesia:

  • In this, the patient will remain in controlled unconsciousness. The patient will have no memory after being anesthetized until he/she regain the consciousness again.

  • It can be given in the form of Injection or direct gas supply/ anesthetic gas.

  • Unconsciousness by general anesthesia is different from natural sleep and you cannot be awoken until the effect of the anesthesia is over.

  • It is only done in the presence of a special anesthetic with their organized team.

WHY choose Dezire clinic?

IF you are looking for the best and affordable treatment without worrying about the anesthesia given and aftermath you should come to the Dezire clinic where we have a specialized team and an experienced anesthetic doctor who is always there during the procedure with Dr. Prashant Yadav (M.S, M.CH) he is an Indian Board specified plastic surgeon as well as a member of the Association of Plastic Surgeons of India and Pune Association of Plastic Surgeons. With us you will get what you are looking for, to know more call us at (9717470550) or you can ping us an email at (

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