Steroid Shots Have Little Benefit and A Bit Harm in Back Pain, Says Study

July 5, 2014 7:56 AM

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Steroid Shots Have Little Benefit and A Bit Harm in Back Pain, Says Study

A new study reveals that steroid injections are not as effective as they are thought in treating back pain. About 400 people had participated in this study.

“These (injections) are so commonly used and the steroids do pose an added risk to patients without much benefit,” the study’s lead author Dr. Janna Friedly of the University of Washington in Seattle said. “I do hope patients and their doctors will be more cautious about using them for spinal stenos...

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