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A 44-year-old female asked:

What are the side effects of medrol (methylprednisolone) pack? does it work to take care of inflammation in the low back due to a herniated disk? please help

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Potentially: A Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack is basically a regimen of oral steroids, usually taken for anywhere from a 6-15 day course. Steroids are very potent anti-inflammatories and so can help inflammatory conditions such as a radiculopathy secondary to a herniated disc. The effectiveness, and also the time they last vary tremendously. Steroids can cause multiple, severe side effects but usually more in chronic use.
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 54 years experience
See detail: A Medrol (methylprednisolone) dosepack carries little risk unless you are diabetic. It can help low back issues and is worth a try. More often its benefit is short term. Targeted injections may have greater benefit.
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Last updated Mar 11, 2023


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