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Published: Mon, November 13, 2017
World | By Lorena Waters

Epidural Cortisone Shot for Sciatica: Does It Last?

Epidural Cortisone Shot for Sciatica: Does It Last?

William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

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Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, I completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology Fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology. Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD

Epidural Cortisone Shot for Sciatica: Does It Last?

Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, is a US board-certified Anatomic Pathologist with subspecialty training in the fields of Experimental and Molecular Pathology. Dr. Stöppler's educational background includes BA with Highest Distinction from the University of Virginia and MD from the University of North Carolina. She completed residency training in Anatomic Pathology at Georgetown University followed by subspecialty fellowship training in molecular diagnostics and experimental pathology.

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