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Caudal Epidural Injection

  • Atul A. Walia
  • Hiep Tran
  • Dan DuBose
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Abstract

Caudal epidural injections have been used in medicine for many years and extensively in pediatrics, obstetrics, and interventional pain medicine. Pain management physicians typically inject local anesthetics with or without corticosteroids in the caudal epidural space to treat pain from spinal stenosis, failed back surgery syndrome, lumbar radiculopathy, and other etiologies of low back pain. The caudal approach to the epidural space offers several advantages compared to other epidural injections. It is considered safer, can be performed with or without fluoroscopy, and is an excellent approach for patients who have undergone previous back surgeries.

Keywords

Caudal Epidural Corticosteroids Spinal stenosis Failed back surgery syndrome 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Atul A. Walia
    • 1
  • Hiep Tran
    • 2
    • 3
  • Dan DuBose
    • 2
  1. 1.Integris Pain Management, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences CenterOklahoma CityUSA
  2. 2.Department of AnesthesiologyBaylor Scott and White HealthTempleUSA
  3. 3.Texas A&M University College of MedicineKilleenUSA

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