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Are there injections for back pain relief?

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Shots for back pain relief usually consist of a steroid and a numbing medicine. While these shots help some people, not everyone gets the same relief.

From: Injections for Back Pain Relief WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Benzon, H. Mosby, 2008. Raj's Practical Management of Pain,

Canale, S. Mosby, 2008. Campbell's Operative Orthopedics,

American Academy of Neurology: "Assessment: Use of Epidural Steroid Injections to Treat Radicular Lumbosacral Pain."

Reviewed by William Blahd on January 4, 2017

SOURCES:

Benzon, H. Mosby, 2008. Raj's Practical Management of Pain,

Canale, S. Mosby, 2008. Campbell's Operative Orthopedics,

American Academy of Neurology: "Assessment: Use of Epidural Steroid Injections to Treat Radicular Lumbosacral Pain."

Reviewed by William Blahd on January 4, 2017

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