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16 Feb 2004

Spinal joint injections
I have had a painfull back for years. I am 26 years old. My x rays show (spelling) osteofitoses of T9 - T12. My doctor advised me to get spinal joint injections. (Cortisone)

I know cortisone can be very bad for you. What do I need to now about this prosidure? Is it safe?
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01 Jan 0001

Tessa, we’re more worried about long-term use of cortisone than the injection of joints. Cortisone is a very powerful anti-inflammatory and it will be worth your while to give it a try. The risk involved is minimal and the potential gain can be phenomenal. Good luck.
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