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Lower back pain due to fracture. Will cortisone shot work?

My husband is in a great deal of lower back pain. He is a carpenter, and has been home from work for a week. We saw a neurosurgeon today, he said the back is fractured, but offered no pain management, only physical therapy. My husband is healthy and active. He doesnt want surgery, and is happy to go to physical therapy, but we cant afford any of this if he is unable to go to work. He wants a cortisone shot or something to get the pain in check. Should we find another doctor?
Asked On : Mon, 14 Oct 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Jul 2013
Hi, thanks for writing to HCM.

Yes, cortisone shots definitely work in alleviating the pain of your husband's lower back. But it is only short lived action and it will not treat the root cause of pain.

There is nothing wrong in taking a second opinion but do follow a qualified doctors suggestion.

Hope this information is helpful. Good day
Answered: Thu, 17 Oct 2013
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