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Epidural Steroid Injection (cont.)

After the Procedure

After the injection the patient will likely be taken to a recovery room where they will be monitored for up to an hour. Following this the patient will be allowed to leave. The patient:

  • should plan to rest for the remainder of the day,

  • may eat and drink without any restrictions,

  • should avoid driving and operating machinery for at least 12 hours after the injection.

It is normal to have some mild drowsiness, and numbness, tingling or weakness in the legs for the remainder of the day. These symptoms will gradually wear off be the end of the day.

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