The Food and Drug Administration has just issued what's called a Medwatch Alert warning that Epidural Steroid Injections or "ESIs" for back and neck pain can be extremely dangerous. The alert says: "Injection of corticosteroids into the epidural space of the spine may result in rare but serious adverse events, including loss of vision, stroke, paralysis, and death."View Thread
I was injured at work 7 years ago and damage mi low back and neck I have been taking epidural shuts but they no longer help so im stoping them also been taking oxycodone 10 mg 4 times daily and im wory to became addictive because I feel that I need to take a higer dose any body has been in this situation? please help some times mi hall body haerts and im hope lessView Thread
Written by a 50-year old, retired Air Force veteran who has endured 24 years of back pain, along with 3 low back surgeries, and every possible non-surgical treatment. Covers every aspect of chronic pain suffering, including the social, physical, emotional and financial consequences. Contains practical strategies to self-manage pain. Humorous and easy-to-understand.View Thread
Comprehensive, evidence-based guidelines for interventional techniques in the management of chronic spinal pain are described here to provide recommendations for clinicians. These guidelines present statements of best practice based on a thorough evaluation of the evidence from published studies on the outcomes of treatment (1-6). For further information and detailed analysis, readers may review the related publications, including systematic reviews and individual articles.
Diagnostic and therapeutic spinal interventional techniques in the management of chronic spinal pain have been evaluated. These include facet joint interventions, sacroiliac joint interventions, epidural injections, lumbar epidural adhesiolysis, discography and intradiscal therapies, mechanical disc decompression, and implantable therapies. View Thread
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