Steroids: Treating Low Back Pain

Patients who are on blood thinners, like medication associates as Plavix or Eliquis, should be very careful with over-the-counter medications (such as ibuprofen) to treat back pain, because they can increase the risk of bleeding, affirms Dr. Jose Mena, Interventional Spine Specialist with Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute.
The ibuprofen prolonged use can also cause problems to the stomach and kidneys, the doctor explains.
He says he prescribes steroids into the body when symptoms don’t respond to initial treatments, physical therapy or other types of medications.

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