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    Old 05-28-2007, 03:22 PM   #1
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    nerve block vs epidural

    what is the difference between the two?

     
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    Old 05-28-2007, 04:21 PM   #2
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    Re: nerve block vs epidural

    Epidural injection injects steroids directly into the epidural space in the spine surrounding the nerves to reduce inflammation and a nerve block injects of an anesthetic directly in the area of the affected nerve. The purpose of a nerve block is to determine whether or not a particular nerve root is the direct cause of the pain. They may or may not inject steroids during a nerve block as well.

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