This session will explore the evidence for opioid sparing, improved function, and surgery prevention from treatment by epidural steroid injection (ESI) and explore other controversies around ESI.
Evidence for Opioid Sparing, Improved Function, and Surgery Prevention
Transforaminal vs. Interlaminar Epidural Injection: When to Perform, When to Inject
Should Anticoagulants Be Held Before ESI?
- Analyze the literature regarding ESI outcomes: opioid sparing, improved function, and surgery prevention.
- Develop a plan for when to perform TF vs. IL ESI and how to integrate it into a multimodal plan of care.
- Assess the pros and cons of using nonparticulate vs. particulate steroids, and recognize the impact of managing anticoagulants with ESI.