Cortisone Injections: What you DON’T KNOW, CAN (and often will) hurt you.
Several new patients have recently come to our office seeking care AFTER receiving cortisone injections. Cortisone injections are well known to create short-term improvements. A multi-study review in the Lancet showed cortisone injections did beat other interventions including physical therapy and chiropractic over the short-term. (Safety and Effectiveness of Cortisone Injections) What the study also showed was “this effect was REVERSED at intermediate and long terms.” In other words, cortisone injections will have a NET NEGATIVE impact on your long term health and your situation will GET WORSE over time BECAUSE of cortisone injections. Included in the list of negative side effects from cortisone injections:
RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH CORTISONE INJECTIONS
- Joint infection
- Nerve damage
- Thinking of skin and soft tissue around injection site (tissue destruction)
- Temporary pain and inflammation in the joint
- Thinning of bone (osteoporosis)
- Increased risk of fracture
- Death of bone (osteonecrosis)
- Increase in blood sugar (contraindicated for diabetics)
It’s always best to find the cause of the pain as opposed to treating symptoms only. With training as both a physical therapist and chiropractor, my examinations investigate both soft tissue (muscle or disc involvement) and joints (bone articulation) to determine the reason for the swelling, inflammation or pain. Using published and peer-reviewed models of analysis, our examination procedures identify the true cause of the problems. Once the cause of your pain and dysfunction has been identified, a unique and custom fit treatment program can be developed to reduce your pain, restore function and return you back to normal activities WITHOUT restriction AND without negative long term side effects. Invest in yourself and your health by avoiding the “quick” and dangerous fix of cortisone injections. Get checked by a postural correction specialist, avoid the crisis down the road and keep doing what you love, uninterrupted!
Avoid unnecessary injections, drugs AND surgery.
Call us today to make your appointment and get back on the path to feeling good!