A 30-year-old female asked:
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how long does it take prednisone to start working? i.e. for back pain?

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Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
31 years experience Holistic Medicine
Dose, etiology, time: Of onset of back pain vs start of prednisone. What work up done to justify use of steroids?
Answered on Sep 27, 2020
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