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Epidural injections for back pain are no more effective than placebo according to a recent study.

Epidural injections for back pain are no more effective than placebo according to a recent study. Back problems are a result of dysfunctions in movement and movement patterns as was discussed in the Annals of Internal Medicine back pain treatment recommendations from February 2017.   A recent study also published in this same journal is now suggesting the Epidural Injections for back pain may be no more effective than a placebo, as published in a recent NY Times article. The idea of epidural steroid injections for radiculopathy and problems due to spinal stenosis has been used for many years by pain Read More »

Spinal injections for lower back pain and sciatica; are there better options?

Spinal injections for lower back pain and sciatica; are there better options? Back pain is an epidemic problem and it seems that many health professionals who wear white coats have an answer for what makes your back hurt. The truth is that few health professionals understand why you hurt, and more aggressive approaches to care may potentially do more to harm you than help you. Pain management specialists have been selling the idea that spinal injections can be helpful.  Injections are often recommended when a person has radicular pain down the arm or leg or if they have a compressed Read More »