• Is it OK to have a steroid epidural for a bulging disc if I have elevated eye pressure?


    My orthopedist recommended a steroid epidural for a bulging disc. He said that was safe for someone like me who has elevated eye pressure. Do you agree?


    It is probably safe. Most glaucoma specialists have seen the rare event where the pressure elevated dramatically after a steroid injection, but that is very unlikely. If you need the steroid injection for comfort, I would get it, but also schedule a pressure check with your ophthalmologist one to two weeks after your injection. Good luck!

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