Ottawa Sunday afternoon chatter:
“The Patriots are the best football team in the league!”
“No way! The Steelers are the best!”
Can you just hear it?
Well, that kind of talk goes on amongst spine researchers, doctors, and patients, too, when it comes to the epidural steroid injection perk. No one agrees. We at The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider want to share with you some of the theories out there, so you can make a wise decision as to your choice to incorporate them into your Ottawa back pain treatment plan or not should they be offered as an adjunct to your care.
“They Don’t Work!”
In a side by side study of true caudal epidural steroid injections to saline injections, neither is recommended for chronic lumbar radiculopathy. (1)
Intradiscal injections of anti-inflammatory corticosteroid soothes low back pain in Modic Type I disc changes. (2)
Now, Modic type 1 disc changes are early changes in the degenerative process. So it [may well be|might be|looks like it is]11] good to use steroids at the first signs of your pain cycle.
Let’s talk at your next Ottawa chiropractic appointment. The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider has the experience in conservative back pain relief you are seeking.
“They Work 50/50!”
Caudal epidural injections with local anesthetic with or without steroids might be effective in patients with disc herniation or radiculitis. One study shows that the steroids may be better at a one year follow-up than the anesthetic by itself. (3)
A COMBINATION: chiropractic & EPIDURAL SPINAL INJECTION
The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider has seen Ottawa back pain suffers find relief when a skilled pain management doctor, and our chiropractic spinal manipulation are combined. After proper diagnosis and injection site is worked out by the pain management doctor, we start on your back with our non-surgical, gentle spinal manipulation - The Cox Technic. See the following summary of the benefits epidural spinal injection and Ottawa’s chiropractic method can make.
chiropractic spinal manipulation combined with epidural steroid injection is written to be safe and aid in the treatment of patients with radiculopathy – arm pain or leg pain – with the spine being the origin of the pain. As a matter of fact, in a study of 80 patients treated and followed for one year, there were no adverse effects from the spinal manipulation (flexion distraction with high velocity low amplitude adjusting) though there were three adverse effects with the epidural injections. But, chiropractic treatment after epidural steroid injections is a safe, non-surgical option. (4)
Your spine is your spine. Your spine’s condition is unique to you, and The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider helps Ottawa back pain sufferers get rid of lower back pain all the time! We can help you.
Read more about epidural steroids. Talk with your pain doctor and your chiropractic professional here at The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider so that we may work together for your back pain relief plan be that with epidural steroids, or without. Contact The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider today to discuss these or to get your post-epidural steroid injection appointment scheduled today.