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
2 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Edward Hellmananswered
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.
4.9k viewsReviewed Dec 26, 2022
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.
4.8k viewsReviewed Mar 11, 2023
Last updated Mar 11, 2023
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