What steroid injections would be used to treat back pain?

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