Diagnostic injections play a useful role in identifying the source of a patient's pain. However, the procedures are often uncomfortable and painful for the patient. At SDCSD, we recognize both the value of these tests and the discomfort they can cause. Our experts are committed to making these procedures as comfortable as possible. All of the diagnostic procedures can be performed on-site at our own medical facilities , so you can be sure of receiving knowledgeable and compassionate care. We also focus on carefully explaining the procedures to patients, as we find that patients handle the procedures better if they understand what is being done.
There has been no prior regular surveillance for adverse events following epidural steroid injections; however, infection is a known, although likely rare, risk that has been documented in the medical literature. Although CDC has received reports of illness in patients who have received the medications listed in the table above, including some patients who had evidence of meningeal inflammation, CDC and public health officials have no reports of laboratory-confirmed bacterial or fungal meningitis, spinal, or paraspinal infections caused by these products. The available epidemiological and laboratory data do not, at this time, support evidence of an outbreak of infections linked to usage of non-methylprednisolone NECC products.