Epidural steroid injections (ESIs) are often needed after a car accident, work comp accident or other type of injury. We have all read about the recent outbreak of meningitis because of these injections, but a recent study indicates that these epidural steroid injections (ESI) add an increased risk of bone fracture in the spine.
According to Medical News Today, a recent Henry Ford Hospital study concludes that the risk of fracture increased 29 percent with each steroid injection. The study was accepted as a Best Paper presented at the annual meeting of the North American Spine Society in Dallas.
If you are considering epidural steroid injections, it is important that you talk with your doctor about any increased risk of bone fracture. Also, epidural steroid injections alone will unlikely fix your problem. It is important that your doctor mixes physical therapy and/or rehabilitation with the epidural steroid injection.
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