Although corticosteroid injections have been used for many decades to treat back pain, the effectiveness and safety of the drugs for this use have not been established, and at this time, corticosteroids are not FDA-approved for this use. In April 2014, the . Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned that the 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. According to the FDA, patients should discuss the benefits and risks of epidural corticosteroid injections with their health care providers.
Sinusitis is a painful condition that affects the tissues in the lining of your sinus cavities. It can be very uncomfortable with symptoms of pressure, headaches, facial pain, and stuffiness. Steroid shots are used when home remedies and antibiotics do not work. They can quickly reduce severe inflammation to help your body heal and recover. The effects of one shot are "short-term" and side-effects minimal with only one injection. Read on to see when the doctor may use this treatment, side-effects to watch out for, and other home remedies that may bring you quick relief.
I had my epidural steroid injection done a week ago. I did not start to experience any relief in my lumbar region until yesterday. The only issue I have now since the shot is kind of a heaviness in my chest and a cough. I know it is from the shot because I did not have this issue until I got the shot. I thought at first that it was a bad heart burn but after a couple of days realized it was attributed to the shot. It is a little better as time has gone by but it still lingers and bothers me. Otherwise, my leg pain is much better. I still have the back pain but I think it is also a little better.