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Completed epidural shots for spine, pain. Taken betamethasone dipropionate and kenalog. Are many procedures required?

I just completed four epidural shots for my spine between the L4 & L5. the doctor used kenalog. I am still in some pain . Two of my friends had the same procedure done one time to the L4 & L5 using betamethasone dipropionate. They have been without pain for five to six months. Why did my doctor do this? I have also read that kenalog is only 1/5 to 1/6 the steroid potency of betamethasone/ dipropionate. I am thinking it was just the fact that he does these four procedures instead of one just to make more money. I would love to hear your opinion
Asked On : Tue, 15 May 2012
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In my opinion such invasive therapy some time causes danger out come because this could be just symptomatic treatment and not curative if this is true then why to go for such invasive procedure when the same result one can get with the oral drugs, better to avoid such therapy and have opinion form good spine surgeon, hope this information helps you have a nice day.
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