Epidural Steroids are dangerous to the spinal cord and nerves!!
Any injection of steroids into the spine are dangerous. It has been documented repeatedly that these injections contain preservatives like prophylyne glycol, which by the way is the main ingredient in antifreeze, and benzoyl alcohol, which burns nerves and tissue, among others. These injections even have warning labels on the bottle that say " not for intathecal use", and yet that is ignored every day in pain clinics around the country
I urge you to read NOWHERE.COM for more information and medical backup. Hit the lumbar bar and start reading about the epidural injections along with the disease Arachnoiditis, which I myself personally struggle with due to this malpractice procedure. Please do your research before any more spinal injections. You can even google depo medrol, look at the images link, and read the label for yourself. I and many others have suffered greatly due to ignorance and downright malpractice. There are even articles about this on pubmed. Please, please do your homework!
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Post edited to remove URL and Email address. Please read the Forum rules. Researching Spinal Injections, you will find that there are many positive results. But as with many medical treatments, there are always some potential negative side effects. But that does not mean that a treatment, such as ESI's should be considered dangerous.
Ron DiLauro, Spine-Health System Administrator 02/18/12