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Doctor insights on: Cortisone Injection Spine

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Can u have bad side affects from a cortisone injection in your spine? Headaches

Can u have bad side affects from a cortisone injection in your spine? Headaches

Possibly: The injection could have caused a small leak of spinal fluid and can be giving you a spinal headache. You should see your pain mgmt doc asap as a simple blood patch could reverse this easily. ...Read more

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X ray shows I have OA of L hip and spine. My PCP is going to give me cortisone injection in L hip. is it appropriate for a PCP to do this procedure?

X ray shows I have OA of L hip and spine. My PCP is going to give me cortisone injection in L hip. is it appropriate for a PCP to do this procedure?

No: Hip joint injections are best done under ultrasound or fluoroscopic guidance. It is best performed by an orthopedist, rheumatologist or interventional radiologist. ...Read more

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Are there any cortisone injection risk factors?

Very few: The risks are small. Rarely this is a brief increase in inflammation which usually resolves quickly with the application of ice. Infection risks are extremely small. ...Read more

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Do you need a referral to get a cortisone injection?

Do you need a referral to get a cortisone injection?

Maybe (not) . . .: Most of us docs are based in the states w/o much knowledge of australia's rules & regulations. Over here, injections are typically not available w/o prescription. This includes cortisone. Most family docs can prescribe cortisone injections and have their nurse administer it. Depending upon where injection goes, s/he might refer to pain specialist, orthopedic surgeon, etc. ...Read more

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I have continous pain after cortisone injection in ankle?

I have continous pain after cortisone injection in ankle?

That: Pain is coming from ligament, from bursa, or there is arthritis on the joint, or issues of pronation or supination. ...Read more

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How long does relief from cortisone injection last before I need another in my wrist?

How long does relief from cortisone injection last before I need another in my wrist?

Varies: It depends on the injury or problem. Sometimes a shot will be a one-time fix. Other times it might only last a short while. I generally don't advocate for repeated steroid shots anyway. For joint issues, I recommend you look up Prolotherapy or Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). Splints, braces, physical therapy, or supplements such as turmeric, glucosamine, MSM, chondroitin, etc, may also help joints. ...Read more

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I found a study that shows a single cortisone injection caused a transient slow down in growth. Does that mean one injection could stunt growth?

I  found a study that shows a single cortisone injection caused a transient slow down in growth. Does that mean one injection could stunt growth?

Got Parental Permiss: Just so you know we only can answer questions for those above the age of EMANCIPATION....This means that your parents or guardian may open an account in their own name and ask a question on your behalf...then, we can "talk to turkey." ...Read more