Epidural steroid injections: an updated review on recent trends in safety and complications.

@article{Bicket2015EpiduralSI,
  title={Epidural steroid injections: an updated review on recent trends in safety and complications.},
  author={Mark C Bicket and Krishnan Chakravarthy and David B. Chang and Steven P Cohen},
  journal={Pain management},
  year={2015},
  volume={5 2},
  pages={
          129-46
        }
}
Epidural steroid injections (ESIs), which can provide significant but temporary pain relief in well-selected patients, are the most commonly performed procedure in pain management. The anatomy of the epidural space provides a framework for understanding risks associated with ESIs, a topic relevant to both patients and physicians in interventional pain, surgery and primary care. Safety considerations of epidural steroids include drug preparation and myriad physiological effects stemming from… CONTINUE READING

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