11 Apr The 5 Top Reasons to AVOID Epidural Steroid Injections
If you’re thinking about having an Epidural Steroid Injection, you may want to think again. Here’s what you should know.
Have you ever considered that having steroids injected into your spine may not be the best strategy? In fact it could be dangerous, risky and ineffective and ultimately actually lead towards the surgery you’re trying to prevent.
The most common treatment recommendation for herniated, bulging discs or stenosis is to have these spinal injections. Even if you’ve already had these injections, you’ll want to know how to avoid continuing down that path, which can lead to surgery. Here are my Top 5 Reasons you should stay away from Epidural Steroid Injections.
- Epidural Steroid Injections are NOT FDA APPROVED! This is not about delivering a baby. It’s about the type of back pain that affects your quality of life like leg pain/sciatica, numbness, stenosis, degenerative disc disease, and herniation’s. According to the FDA website, Epidural Steroid Injections have not been proven to be safe or effective. Even still, the number one recommended treatment; Epidural Steroid Injections are not intended to help your spine or your discs. They are used as “off label” therapy in an attempt to temporarily control your pain, all the while your spine and discs are getting worse. Is this really the best answer or strategy for you?
- Epidural Steroid Injection’s are harmful, have been proven dangerous and can irreparably injury your spine with severe health consequences. And this is exactly why they are not FDA approved. People who have repeated injections are at even greater risk. Only one injection will cause permanent bone loss and an increase of spine fracture by 21%. Did you even know that or where you told that at the time you got your first injection? But wait, there’s more: Epidural Steroids Injection’s cause: increased blood sugar levels, cataract formation, damage to small blood vessels, loss of vision, possible dural puncture and nerve damage, infection, autoimmune disorders, stroke, paralysis and even death. Let’s hope you aren’t part of that group. Is this the best solution out there? I believe you deserve more than that.
- Epidural Steroid Injection’s were never designed as a solution for the CAUSE of your pain or inflammation. Just drugging, cutting or fusing it doesn’t solve the real reason you have your pain and inflammation. It doesn’t answer WHY you have pain and inflammation. It’s like putting a rubber band around your index finger really tight, leaving it there and causing pain and inflammation and then taking anti-inflammatories and pain meds to relieve the pain, while the problem just gets worse. Does that make sense? Of course not. This is the same logic Epidural Steroid Injection’s take. So it’s easy to see why the FDA has not approved these for your spine, your disc, or even your pain. It simply doesn’t work because it can’t, and was never intended to do so.
- Only treating your pain, using Epidural Steroid Injections, is what allows your condition to get worse. This is how you end up having the surgery(s) you never asked for. Before back surgery, people are recommended to get spinal injections first. This “failed promise” only made things worse and lead them down the road to their first surgery, with more likely to come in the future, with lots of pain management along the way. It never ends and just keeps on going. Not a good outcome.
- The Corporate Medical Complex (Establishment) wants to have its way with you. They want you to believe that anything other than their way is substandard. Power and greed are part of the standardized care that overrides your needs to improve your quality of life. Do you really want to support that or get caught up in an “Injection Mill” type of facility, while your life gets worse? Probably not. I know you are looking for answers to get better and stop the medical merry-go-round that has you trapped. If you feel trapped…you’re not alone.
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