What are the potential complications of epidural injections for the treatment of cervical disc disease?

Updated: Apr 16, 2020
  • Author: Michael B Furman, MD, MS; Chief Editor: Dean H Hommer, MD  more...
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Answer

See the list below:

  • Complications of cervical spine disorders may include the following:

    • Intractable axial or radicular pain

    • Myelopathy with associated weakness, hyperreflexia, and neurogenic bowel/bladder dysfunction

  • Radiculopathy with associated upper extremity weakness and numbness


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