Re: Steroid Shots And Osteopenia
That's a tough question. I have osteoporosis and did have some injections, but only because the ridiculous pain management doctor wanted me to and because I was applying for disability at the time, I didn't want it to look like I wasn't trying everything possible that was recommended. They did nothing to help me, so fortunately they weren't repeated.
Have you asked your doctor this question? It's a legitimate concern, but sometimes the benefits outweigh the risks. Hopefully your doctor will listen to you and give you a thoughtful answer, not just brush you off.
Are you on one of the osteoporosis meds, Actenol or Fosamax or one of the others? They do help.
Hang in there,
Last edited by BlueAtlas; 03-22-2010 at 08:22 AM.