Steroids No Better Than Placebo for Back Pain

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STEROIDS NO BETTER THAN PLACEBO FOR BACK PAIN

C. Norman Shealy, M.D., Ph.D.

A recent study proves once again that steroid shots for low back pain are useless! What the article does not address is the greater risk of this dangerous procedure. I avoided it in the 1960’s when I wrote about the risk.

Shealy, C.N. (September 1966). Dangers of spinal injections without proper diagnosis. JAMA, Vol. 197, No. 13.

The fact that this procedure continues almost half a century later is just one example of Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds. The risks of infections and starting diabetes remains. If a physician recommends this to you, run away!!!!!!

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