Sitka Sunday afternoon chatter:
“The Rams are the best football team in the league!”
“No way! The Jets 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 advantage. No one agrees. We at Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka want to share with you some of the presumptions out there, so you can make a well informed decision as to your choice to incorporate them into your Sitka back pain treatment plan or not should they be offered as an adjunct to your care.
“They Don’t Work!”
In a comparison study of actual 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 beginning of your pain cycle.
Let’s talk at your next Sitka chiropractic appointment. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka has the experience in conservative back pain relief you are seeking.
“They Work 50/50!”
Caudal epidural injections with local anesthetic regardless of the use of 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 alone. (3)
A COMBINATION: chiropractic & EPIDURAL SPINAL INJECTION
Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka has seen Sitka back pain suffers find relief when an experienced pain management doctor, and our chiropractic spinal manipulation are combined. After correct diagnosis and injection site is found by the pain management doctor, we start on your back with our non-surgical, gentle spinal manipulation - The Cox Technic. Read the following summary of the benefits epidural spinal injection and Sitka’s chiropractic method can produce.
chiropractic spinal manipulation combined with epidural steroid injection is proven 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 0 adverse effects from the spinal manipulation (flexion distraction with high velocity low amplitude adjusting) though there were 3 adverse effects with the epidural injections. This shows chiropractic treatment after epidural steroid injections is a safe, non-surgical option. (4)
Your spine is your own. Your spine’s condition is unique to you, and Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka helps Sitka 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 Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka so that we may work as a team for your back pain relief plan be that with epidural steroids, regardless. Contact Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka today to discuss these or to get your post-epidural steroid injection appointment scheduled today.