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Chris_WebMD_Staff posted:
Steroid injections to the spine were widely considered to be safe before being linked to an outbreak of fungal meningitis that by mid-week had killed 24 people in 17 states.

But a study out today raises new concerns about the injections that are used to treat millions of back pain sufferers every year -- and it has nothing to do with the tainted steroids blamed for the meningitis outbreak.

Spine Injections May Raise Fracture Risk
Chrissy~ WebMD Staff

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Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

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trs1960 responded:
I had one more epidural about 3 weeks ago (thats 3 in the last 4 months) and I seem fine.


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