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My doctor has suggested a cortisone injection for my back. I have heard that cortisone is bad for you. What are the risks of having a cortisone
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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine
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In brief: Cortisone injections
Many doctors give cortisone injections and when used properly, many patients receive good to excellent responses.
This can be done without the cortisone being "bad" for you. If you do not trust your doctor, then i advise a second opinion.

In brief: Cortisone injections
Many doctors give cortisone injections and when used properly, many patients receive good to excellent responses.
This can be done without the cortisone being "bad" for you. If you do not trust your doctor, then i advise a second opinion.
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Dr. Albert Pizzo
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In brief: True
It's true about the side effects of cortisone on the long run, but when you're taken a short course, it has very strong anti-inflammatory effect (much more than a regular pain-killer pills).
However keep in mind, it won't take care of your underlying problem. You have to find a permanent solution how to fix your back problem after the acute period has gone.

In brief: True
It's true about the side effects of cortisone on the long run, but when you're taken a short course, it has very strong anti-inflammatory effect (much more than a regular pain-killer pills).
However keep in mind, it won't take care of your underlying problem. You have to find a permanent solution how to fix your back problem after the acute period has gone.
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