Dr Oz: Are Epidural Steroid Injections FDA-Approved?
Dr. Oz is providing you with the best solutions to treat your pain during today’s pain clinic and so far he and his guests have shared how to get relief from neck and shoulder pain as well as back and joint pain, but now he has a warning about a treatment for back pain that could cause you more harm than good.
Risks Of Epidural Steroid Injections To Treat Back Pain
Dr. Oz says people will try nearly anything to get relief from their back pain. From medication to surgery, many sufferers of back pain have tried several options, but there is a new treatment that has Dr. Oz concerned. Epidural steroid injections are shots that get injected into a very vulnerable area of the spine, but do they really work and are they really safe? Elisabeth Leamy, an investigative reporter, says epidural steroid injections are the most common procedure performed by doctors because patients are led to believe they are a less invasive alternative than surgery. Elisabeth spent several weeks investigating the shots and she says regardless of whether a doctor is cutting into your back to do surgery or injecting a steroid into your spine with a needle, it is a very delicate area of the body and there are many risks to be aware of, especially with the steroid injections.