What steroid injections would be used to treat back pain?

Patient

Q: What type of injections would a physician administer if a patient was experiencing back pain in the trapezius muscle? X-rays are negative and cortisone shots have been given.

Doctor

A:    The type of injection to treat pain is the Cortisone shots, which is a steroid that has a very potent anti-inflammatory properties. The anabolic steroids are a different kind of steroids and they are not used to treat pain.

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