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    djlproctor100 Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    Jul 8, 2014, 05:21 PM
    How Long is the needle that is used in a lumbar epidural injection procedure
    My husband is having a lumbar epidural injection for his joint pain at his neurologist and he is worried about the length of the needle. I think he is just being a big baby.
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    Jul 8, 2014, 05:28 PM
    It's a very, very fine needle. He might even be anesthetized or at least numbed. Has he asked the doctor about all that will be done?
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    Jul 8, 2014, 05:42 PM
    He'll be given a small injection to numb the area first so he shouldn't even feel it going in other than perhaps some pressure.
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    Jul 9, 2014, 12:59 AM
    Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injections for Low Back Pain and Sciatica

    Enjoy the video
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    Jul 9, 2014, 06:10 AM
    Hi. Don't trivialize your husband's fear, he could have a legitimate fear of needles and you're making fun of it.

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