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FDA requires label changes to warn of rare but serious neurologic problems after epidural corticosteroid injections for pain
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instituteforbetterbonehealth posted:
The Food and Drug Administration has just issued what's called a Medwatch Alert warning that Epidural Steroid Injections or "ESIs" for back and neck pain can be extremely dangerous. The alert says: "Injection of corticosteroids into the epidural space of the spine may result in rare but serious adverse events, including loss of vision, stroke, paralysis, and death."
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finn2 responded:
I'm so glad I read this, they have been recommending these shots for me since last fall, I've refused, have been very uneasy about doing this, I'm so glad I followed my instincts and didn't get them.
 
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instituteforbetterbonehealth replied to finn2's response:
Glad we could be of help. Interesting issue with problems and serious complications at every level. When the FDA makes its final decision (it may be a ban) we will be sure to publish. Take care.


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