Epidural Steroid Injection (cont.)
After the Procedure
After the injection the patient will likely be taken to a recovery room where
will be monitored for up to an hour. Following this the patient will be allowed to leave.
- 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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