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Cervical Epidural
Donald V. La Barge, III, MD, MBA
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Preprocedure

      • Procedure

        • Post Procedure

          • Outcomes

            TERMINOLOGY

            • Abbreviations

              • Epidural steroid injection (ESI)
            • Definitions

              • Injection of corticosteroid percutaneously into epidural space
                • Interlaminar: Approach epidural space between lamina
                • Transforaminal: Approach epidural space via neural foramen

            PREPROCEDURE

            • Indications

              • Contraindications

                • Getting Started

                  PROCEDURE

                  • Patient Position/Location

                    • Equipment Preparation

                      • Procedure Steps

                        • Findings and Reporting

                          • Alternative Procedures/Therapies

                            POST PROCEDURE

                            • Expected Outcome

                              • Things to Do

                                • Things to Avoid

                                  OUTCOMES

                                  • Problems

                                    • Complications

                                      Selected References

                                      1. Doan LV et al: Variations of technique in transforaminal epidural steroid injections and periprocedural practices by interventional pain medicine physicians in the United States. Pain Physician. 22(5):E435-40, 2019
                                      2. Epstein NE: Major risks and complications of cervical epidural steroid injections: An updated review. Surg Neurol Int. 9:86, 2018
                                      3. House LM et al: Cervical epidural steroid injection: techniques and evidence. Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am. 29(1):1-17, 2018
                                      4. Schneider BJ et al: Safety and complications of cervical epidural steroid injections. Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am. 29(1):155-69, 2018
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                                      KEY FACTS

                                      • Terminology

                                        • Preprocedure

                                          • Procedure

                                            • Post Procedure

                                              • Outcomes

                                                TERMINOLOGY

                                                • Abbreviations

                                                  • Epidural steroid injection (ESI)
                                                • Definitions

                                                  • Injection of corticosteroid percutaneously into epidural space
                                                    • Interlaminar: Approach epidural space between lamina
                                                    • Transforaminal: Approach epidural space via neural foramen

                                                PREPROCEDURE

                                                • Indications

                                                  • Contraindications

                                                    • Getting Started

                                                      PROCEDURE

                                                      • Patient Position/Location

                                                        • Equipment Preparation

                                                          • Procedure Steps

                                                            • Findings and Reporting

                                                              • Alternative Procedures/Therapies

                                                                POST PROCEDURE

                                                                • Expected Outcome

                                                                  • Things to Do

                                                                    • Things to Avoid

                                                                      OUTCOMES

                                                                      • Problems

                                                                        • Complications

                                                                          Selected References

                                                                          1. Doan LV et al: Variations of technique in transforaminal epidural steroid injections and periprocedural practices by interventional pain medicine physicians in the United States. Pain Physician. 22(5):E435-40, 2019
                                                                          2. Epstein NE: Major risks and complications of cervical epidural steroid injections: An updated review. Surg Neurol Int. 9:86, 2018
                                                                          3. House LM et al: Cervical epidural steroid injection: techniques and evidence. Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am. 29(1):1-17, 2018
                                                                          4. Schneider BJ et al: Safety and complications of cervical epidural steroid injections. Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am. 29(1):155-69, 2018