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Treating back pain with corticosteroids

Anna Dunn

Are steroid injections an effective way to treat acute back pain?

Take Home Messages: Low back pain is common and often results in ongoing pain even after medical treatment. Treatment with corticosteroid injections into the site of pain has had mixed evidence so far. Steroid injections may improve pain outcomes for up to one month after the onset of acute back pain if given early in the course of treatment. They may also reduce the need for more medical interventions and the use of pain relief medications in ...

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