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Should a MRI or CT scan b done befor steriod injections are givin in the lumbar area near the tail bone? And if allergic to them what can be given/don

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Dr. Rajendra Tripathi
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Yes

Generally it is better to have a diagnosis before getting the steroid injection if you already had surgery doe and know the diagnosis then it is ok to skip the MRI or ct scan.
If you are truely allergic to the medication you can not have the medication but lot of time peoplecan nottolerate the carrier medication in the preparation so you have to talk to your doctor if an alternative is available.

In brief: Yes

Generally it is better to have a diagnosis before getting the steroid injection if you already had surgery doe and know the diagnosis then it is ok to skip the MRI or ct scan.
If you are truely allergic to the medication you can not have the medication but lot of time peoplecan nottolerate the carrier medication in the preparation so you have to talk to your doctor if an alternative is available.
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