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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.

 


 

 
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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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