Discussions that mention triamcinolone

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I found this, written by Dr. Whitworth, 5 years ago. This is what he had to say about intrdiscal injections. I quote:

"Intradiscal steroids cause necrosis of the vertebral endplate, calcification of the nucleus (triamcinolone), nuclear cellular degeneration (depomedrol), and they just don't work. The studies are below proving these points. It is astonishing there are still doctors that use these injections with the evidence available that they are potentially overtly dangerous."


Unless he has found new evidence, I would not let anyone do this. I'll do a quick "google" on it and see what comes up.

Carol