As with any other procedure, there are some instructions that you will need to follow before you receive an epidural. These apply no matter the reason you are getting an epidural. That includes to deal with pain from car accidents
, work accidents, a slip and fall, or degenerative spinal problem.
With 75 percent of patients in one study cited by Spine-Health
experiencing at least a 50 percent reduction in pain in a year, it is no wonder that this is a popular treatment method for pain
Botwin, KP et al. Fluoroscopically guided lumbar transforaminal epidural steroid injections in degenerative lumbar stenosis: an outcome study. Am J Phys Med Rehab Dec 2002, Vol 81(12), pp. 898-905.