New Evidence that Steroid Injections Fail to Fix Spinal Stenosis

injection2-dreamstimeEvery year millions of patients are injected with epidural steroids to treat back pain, but now, new research suggests that many of those injections are completely unnecessary. In a study released Wednesday from The New England Journal of Medicine, researchers found that epidural steroid injections failed to produce any measurable benefits compared to lidocaine injections for spinal stenosis.

This isn’t the first study to question the effectiveness of ...

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Prescription Painkillers Deadlier Than Heroin

Creative-Commons-The-JavoracAs rates of prescription painkillers soar, new research from the American Journal of Public Health reveals just how deadly opioids can be. Media reports on these deaths focus on doctor errors and websites selling the drugs, but researchers from McGill University in Canada are finding something else.

What they found was that in 2010, prescription painkillers resulted in more than 16,000 deaths in the US, reports Medical News Today. That number was ...

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