Steroid injection may lead to worse outcomes in patients with spinal stenosis
Steroid injection may lead to worse outcomes in patients with spinal stenosis -- ScienceDaily
For patients with spinal stenosis, epidural steroid injections ESI may actually lead to worse outcomes -- whether or not the patient later undergoes surgery, according to a study in the February 15 issue of Spine. The study raises questions about the benefits of steroid injection -- a widely used treatment for the common problem of spinal stenosis in the lower lumbar spine. Radcliff of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, and colleagues. In SPORT, patients meeting strict criteria for spinal stenosis or other common spinal problems were randomly assigned to surgery or nonsurgical treatment such as physical therapy and medications. Patients with spinal stenosis have narrowing of the spinal canal, causing back pain, leg pain, and other symptoms.
Sexuality after spinal cord injury
The results of SpineUniverse's national survey on Sexual Satisfaction and Back Pain read the article Back Pain and Its Impact on Sexual Satisfaction for survey results indicate that back pain is ruining the sex lives of many people. While the statistical results of the survey are important, it is essential to remember that behind the numbers are real people. People who care about their sexual satisfaction and about their partner's satisfaction.
Back pain can be the unwanted third wheel in what otherwise could be a fulfilling sexual experience. The missionary position is a tough one for people with back pain, and especially for the partner on top. It is fairly limiting in terms of movement, but with the help of a rolled towel placed in the small of your back, and claiming dibs on the bottom position, you might be able to support your spine enough to minimize your pain.