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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

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Edward Hellman
Dr. Edward Hellman
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Ronald Krauser
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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