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Steroid Injection Risks: STOP INJECTING PATIENTS WITH STEROIDS!!!

I love blogging about my experiences in clinic, especially the ones that make my blood boil. One of those blood boiling issues is steroid injection risks. This past week, while seeing patients at our licensed, advanced stem-cell-culture site in Grand Cayman, I saw a guy whose hip MRI from December wasn’t that bad. In fact,…
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Why are We still Injecting Steroids into Knees and Spines?

Steroid anti-inflammatories are powerful drugs at suppressing swelling. They are very commonly injected into joints that have arthritis and they generally work for a few weeks to months to relieve pain. However, is this a good idea? Many recent studies would argue that this is a really bad practice that should be stopped. There are…
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Epidural Steroid Injection Risks: American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Report

Epidural Steroid injection risks are a fact that simply can no longer be ignored.  I’ve blogged for years that steroids are bad news. While they are potent anti-inflammatories, they also have a serious side effect profile. A while back I blogged on the fact that epidural steroids in one study were associated with increased fracture risk…
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