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Has anyone had Caudal epidural injections after having lumbar fusion? I'm fused Level 4,5 and S1 and experience ongoing chronic pain. However I've had conflicting advice about epidural injections after fusion. The pain management consultant told me he would do the injections into my tail bone, as there is too much metal to do it in the fusion area. However when I saw one neurosurgeon he strongly advised me not to have epidural injections as he said the risk of infection was too high after fusion surgery. But the next time I had a consultation a different neurosurgeon (they are on rotation so I saw a different person each time) said that there is no more risk with injections after fusion than there is for people without. I raised my concerns with the pain management team and they also said epidural injections after lumbar fusion are fine.
I'd be interested to hear other people's experiences of epidural injections after lumbar fusion and whether or not they helped with pain.