Panel of Experts says Steroid Shots for Back Pain can continue

November 26, 2014 12:04 AM

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Panel of Experts says Steroid Shots for Back Pain can continue

On Tuesday, a panel of medical experts advising the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) stated that it will not recommend slapping the sternest federal warning on steroid injections for back pain.

Steroid injections have been used to treat back and neck pain, but the federal agency has never approved the shots. There are several studies that showed that their risks are greater than their benefits.

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