I'm a medical student and I received the quoted information below about injections in an email. I've been doing very casual research about Pain Medicine as a speciality I might pursue. It seems like part of the bolded part seems intentionally misleading and not medically "sound" -- does that seem like the case?
Next time you have an injection for pain, do insist on asking your doctor about the ingredients of the solution injected into your body. Heres why:
- some brands include hydrochloric acid, and/or ethylene alchol (aka antifreeze);
- some solutions may be more effective than others;
- some (or all) brands may interfere with the delicate immunological function of already compromised tissue;
- some spine doctors do not support the idea of injections (do your homework, come back and tell us why!);
- some products have ingredients that are sourced from other countries, where QC is not quite up to snuff.
Heres some background reading .
Generic Name: methylprednisolone acetate
Dosage Form: injectable suspension
EPIDURAL INJECTIONS and the LUMBAR SPINE
http://www.burtonreport.com/InfSpine...iInjKoontz.htm Also see:
WHAT ARE IN PROLOTHERAPY INJECTIONS?
Cortisone Injection (Corticosteroid Injection) of Soft Tissues & Joints
The International Spine Intervention Society
Periradicular Infiltration for Sciatica: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Predictive Factors of Efficacy of Periradicular Corticosteroid Injections for Lumbar Radiculopathy