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No improvement with steroid injections for herniated discs in the back. Is it safe to drink beer post injection?

I had a steroid injection in my back (have 3 herniated discs and medication hasn t helped). The injection doesn t seem to be doing anything. I was thinking of drinking beer, thought it might relax me a little and possible relieve some of the tightness running down my left let. Is it bad to drink beer after the injection? Injection was at about 1pm today and it s almost 9pm now.
Asked On : Tue, 2 Oct 2012
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Hello Dear
Steroidal injection may take 1-2 days to show its effect. If some cases it is noticed that pain increases in the first two days of administration than gradually decreases. So wait for at least 2 days and can take analgesic and anti-inflammatory drugs to control your pain.
If their is no improvement in pain than a MRI of spine can be performed and the herniation which is causing the most effect may be removed. Means surgery can be performed to reveals your symptoms. Consult your spine surgeon for that. You may take help of you physiotherapist, do regular exercise advised by them.
Hope this will help you.
Best Wishes
Answered: Tue, 2 Oct 2012
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