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What causes back pain post taking a steroid injections?

I have a friend exper. severe back pain treatment - steroid inject. have not helped, but she will have another this week. She says her pain is like a 12 - can t walk well, can t sleep., etc. Came on suddenly in an active walker & exerciser. Also have a brother experiencing terrific results with gabupentin. Please comment.Thank you very much Mary Ann Russell
Tue, 27 Jun 2017
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Hi i am Dr Ahmed Aly
thanks for using HealthcareMagic site ,
I had gone through your question and understand your concerns ..

In my opinion physiotherapy , spinal stretching and straightening exercises with hot gentle massaging with topical anti-inflammatory gels is very helpful , B12 vitamin supplements , muscle relaxants and painkillers like tylenol tabs when needed is effective in most of cases .
In chronic patients steroid injections and gabapentin or pregabalins are prescribed for 6 consecutive months if failed i recommend further investigations like MRI and follow them with you neurosurgeon for better evaluation and management if it requires further endoscopic or surgical interventions .

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