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Can Steroid Use Chronic Lead To Back Pain
Received steroid shot for blocked eustachian tube yesterday. This morning chronic back pain is gone! Why?
There are several different types of steroids. Anabolic steroids are often used to gain muscle mass and are the "steroids" that are baned in professional sports/olympics, etc. These can be dangerous if taken innapropriately. Corticosteroids are used commonly to treat inflammation and are found in many different medications, and can be used in joint injections, etc.Hope ...Read more
I've had chronic back pain lower due to injury 10 years ago.Nothing has worked.It has become acute again.Should I have surgery? Going to this pain clinic, I've had 2 facet joint injections.Then in march he gave me the steroid kind, since then pain has bec
What can be done to treat/ reduce pain? I heard injection of steroids into the spine will help with back pain. True? What else?
Spine Pain Options: This chronic pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the spine (mid back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long does it take januvia (sitagliptin) to start working? And can it lessen the effect of steroid injections for back pain?
How do. I get help for back pain that has been going on for 23years.? I have had abrasions and steroid shots. None seem to help.
23 years?: That is a very long time to suffer from back pain. Unfortunately, there is probably no single good answer. You will most likely deal with some level of pain forever but there are things to try to be more functional. If you are overweight, do everything possible to lose weight. Try chiropractic, accupuncture and yoga / pilates. Go slow, don't quit! www.myfitnesspal.com Good luck! ...Read more
I have been a long time back pain sufferer. Epidural steroid injections worked for over 8 years. Would you recommend another series of injections ?
See your doctor: Based on your history, it sounds like you may benefit from another series of epidurals. Before embarking down this treatment path, however, you would benefit from re-evaluation from a physician to determine the exact cause of your current pain and its suitability to epidural steroid injections. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: There are different types of injections: into or around joints, round the nerves, in the canal containing the sac of nerves. Effectiveness will vary, depending on the severity of the disease, how much of the spine in involved. In the right person, it can help about 70% of the time. It is usually combined with exercise, therapy, pills. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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