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spineadvisor: Neck & Back Pain eNewsletter from SpineUniverse.com
spineuniverse.com January 23, 2008
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Pain Management 101: Epidural Steroid Injections
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I am having an epidural steroid injection for my low back pain. I am just wondering—does the injection hurt, and will it actually reduce my pain? Will I need to have multiple injections?
— Vancouver, BC
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Answer:
These are all great questions to ask because they show that you’re taking an active role in your treatment plan for your low back pain.

Let’s first address that big question that worries many people going in for an epidural steroid injection:  Will it hurt?  The answer is both yes and no...
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Lawrence M. Kamhi, MD This Week's Expert:
Lawrence M. Kamhi, MD
Interventional Pain Management
Beth Israel Hospital
New York, NY
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Back and Neck Pain Relief
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Wellness and Lifestyle
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Airbags and Seatbelts Equal Spine Protection



Car accidents are the #1 cause of spinal cord injuries. We don’t want to scare you…just give you a few good reminders of why you should buckle up for your back. One of the best reasons is that your airbag is more effective at preventing injury if you have your seat belt on. Also... Read More

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Common Conditions:

Back Pain
Neck Pain
Degenerative Disc Disease
Herniated Discs
Kyphosis
Low Back Pain
Osteoporosis/Spinal Fracture
Sciatica
Scoliosis
Spinal Stenosis
Spondylosis
Spondylolisthesis
Whiplash
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