Osteoporosis from epidural steroid injections

epidural

Epidural steroid injections are often offered to patients as a conservative treatment for back or leg pain from herniated discs.

We have already highlighted the lack of outcome studies to support this intervention in an earlier post on radiculopathy.

Data from a new study now indicates that epidural steroids may actually be harmful, and increase the risk of osteoporosis with spinal compression fractures.

compression fracuture

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2 thoughts on “Osteoporosis from epidural steroid injections

  1. Reblogged this on palmitoylethanolamide4pain and commented:
    In stead of harmful non-effective interventions medicine needs to focus on analgesic which are devoid of side effects and have a clear efficacy…those do exist although not from pharmaceutical companies….but natural endogenous compounds such as palmitoylethanolamide (special for sciatic pain) and lipoic acid special for diabetic pain….But due to the fact these are supplements, not much attention is given to these interesting compounds!

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