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What are possible side effects of cortisone injections

Doctor's Assistant: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?

Yes, we have seen several doctors. Also have diabetes.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I have back pain - not terrible or constant - but it interferes with my life and a doctor told me the injections would help.

Doctor's Assistant: Have you had any recent injuries? What seems to make the pain better or worse?

Walking long distances, standing for a long time, bending over to use my hands, such as washing hands

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Are these to be epidural injections in the spine?

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Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 8 months ago

Well one possible side effect is a rise in serum glucose levels for a short time

Anxiety and headaches can sometimes occur

But for the most part there are no significant side effects of these injections and they do often help with alleviating pain

Please let me know if you need any more information

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