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Caudal Epidural

Procedure type


A caudal epidural is an injection of local anaesthetic and hydrocortisone into the spinal canal to reduce inflammation around nerve roots and discs. It is largely used to reduce leg symptoms. The caudal route means the needle is inserted around the coccyx which reduces the risks of nerve root injury and CSF leak although it does not remove it entirely.

How does it work?

The procedure works by reducing inflammation commonly caused by disc prolapses or stenosis.

How long does it take?

It is a rapid procedure of a few minutes duration.

What are the risks?

The risks are infection, CSF or spinal fluid leak giving a headache or very rarely nerve injury


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