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 in middle aged and older women. Now the AAOS is reporting on the publication of a large dataset that compared thousands of patients who had epidural steroid injection with thousands who did not. The conclusion was the same, the shots are associated with an increase in fracture risk and loss of bone in these groups. The upshot? The Regenexx PL-Disc procedure substitutes your body’s own growth factors for high dose epidural steroids. We’ve helped about 1,000 patients avoid high dose Epidural Steroid injection risks!
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About the Author
Christopher J. Centeno, M.D. is an international expert and specialist in regenerative medicine and the clinical use of mesenchymal stem cells in orthopedics. He is board certified in physical medicine as well as rehabilitation and in pain management through The American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.…