7 Reasons You Should Avoid Epidural Injections in Your Spine

  • FDA PDF DownloadEpidural Injections into your spine for bad discs or pain are NOT FDA APPROVED. (This fact is not a criticism of using epidural injections during labor.) We are specifically referring to the use of epidural injections as treatment for the pain of sciatica, stenosis, arthritis, degenerative, bulging and herniated discs.
  • The reason they are NOT FDA APPROVED is because they have not been proven to be safe or effective at all for that purpose. Yet, medical professionals are still advising this unproven approach to patients as an answer. Using these shots that are not designed to help your spine, your discs, or your pain, is known as in the drug and medical industries as “off label” use. How does that sit with you? Is it really the answer you are looking for or deserve?
  • Epidural Injections are destructive and dangerous to your health; which is why the FDA will not approve them as treat­ment for spinal pain, sciatica, stenos is, and other disc issues. They simply do much more damage than good to you – espe­cially if you have received more than one injection! Even one single injection could cause permanent bone loss (osteoporosis) and increase your chances of a future spinal fracture by 21 %.
  • There are also additional dangers that the proponents of epidural injections don’t want you to know: weight gain, cata­racts, auto immune disorders, infections, elevated blood sugar levels, damage to blood vessels, bleeding, dura puncture, nerve damage, paralysis, stroke and even the possibility of death. (Which has unfortunately occurred multiple times.) We believe you deserve better than these side effects and possibilities of irreversible damage that are proven to be linked to epidural injections.
  • Epidural Injections were never created to treat the CAUSE of your pain or inflammation. Treating your pain or your inflammation does not treat WHY you have your pain or inflammation. It’s the same as having a rock in your shoe causing you pain and inflammation, and instead of removing the rock you inject your foot with anti-inflammatories and take pain medication, which will not cure the cause of the problem and allow your condition to get worse. This is why the epidural injection approach only adds to the problems for you, and also why the FDA will not approve these injections for your spinal, disc, or pain issues!
  • Multiple epidural injections can lead to spinal surgery. When you treat your pain with dangerous and ineffective epidural injections, it can only allow your condition to worsen and ultimately leading to the recommendation of spinal surgery as a last resort effort to alleviate your pain and discomfort. Most people who have received spinal surgery received epidural injections before going under the knife. Unfortunately, the results of epidural injections were likely disingenuous and inef­fective, leading to a worsening of the symptoms and then surgery. There are millions of people who have tried epidural injections to cure their back pain who can tell you that these injections are futile and dangerous.
  • The medical industry has an agenda that they want you to fall in to, leading to drugs, injections, and multiple surgeries over your lifetime – all of which they profit from. Don’t allow your health and your well-being to take a back seat to corpo­rate greed! You can live pain free, without receiving a single epidural injection, and we can show you how.
Hal C
Hal C
18:02 28 Oct 22
Dr. A and his team are extremely professional and take patient care to a high standard. I benefitted greatly from the physical therapy I received.T
Tiffany Holder
Tiffany Holder
16:49 08 Aug 22
There’s no better place. Dr. A is an exceptional doctor.Thank you all
Florane Charles
Florane Charles
19:58 30 Mar 22
Humanitarian, caring, amicable, and professional. They’re very efficient! I would always recommend them while sleeping with both eyes shut!!!
J Tan
J Tan
21:17 23 Nov 21
Doctor is great and so is staff. After my car accident they helped me return back to normal and I continue to receive service.
Alayna Jarrett
Alayna Jarrett
21:13 23 Nov 21
Dr.A & his staff is amazing!!!! this is my second time seeing him . You definitely want to let them treat you
young blood
young blood
23:28 08 Nov 21
This is an amazing medical center and I’d recommend it for anyone because they take good care of there costumers which is absolutely wonderful they help out with the pain and every thing my back doesn’t even hurt anymore and I’m so thankful for them taking care of me ?
Joey Rafaeli
Joey Rafaeli
13:53 25 May 21
All around great center. As a personal injury lawyer, I always look for the best medical centers to recommend to my clients after a car accident. Priority Medical and Rehab Center has treated all of my clients like family!
Claude Tice
Claude Tice
19:32 14 Apr 21
Dr. A and his staff are completely amazing! They are very professional, positive, and knowledgeable about healthcare. I came in with a lot of pain and four herniated disc and did the five week program - I am now pain-free and walking normalI would encourage anyone who has a back problem, neck problem , to see Dr. A and his staff because they will get you well quickly.
Maxx
Maxx
22:46 27 Jan 21
One word .. Amazing, the staff is super friendly, great music and new equipment. I wish I could live there .. Val and Michelle 5 stars
Jennifer Bejerano
Jennifer Bejerano
17:36 19 Aug 20
Dr A. and his staff are great! Knowledgeable, professional and polite - helped immensely with pain I was suffering after a car accident. Would definitely recommend!
Louis Hayman
Louis Hayman
14:37 04 Jun 20
My wife and I were in a car accident and we both went to different doctors, as I told her about doctor A and his staff she could not believe the care and treatments I received. She provided feedback to her doctor and he did not have the technology or the staff that Priority Medical does. I am grateful to Doctor A and his staff for their great attitudes and medical treatment. Throughout the Pandemic Doctor A ensured safety was a top priority keeping social distance and hand sanitizer everywhere and constant sanitizing made me feel comfortable I was in good hands.
isai avellaneda
isai avellaneda
23:58 26 Dec 19
This business is extremely unprofessional. I was recommended to this doctor for treatment and was denied and turned away due to the fact that they felt uncomfortable because the person who recommended the Doctor was a previous employee. I was told this was a good rehab center but the fact that they turned me away really shows how they care about their patients.
Martianne Preston
Martianne Preston
22:04 09 Oct 19
Dr. A has the best staff and is treating me wonderful!! I had the best experience!! Valerie and Alesha is the best workers they are so sweet and welcoming. Carla is amazing she really knows how to stretch the body !! Best service ! I love priority medical center! ??
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UBA Underground Basketball Association
21:18 24 Jul 19
Had the best therapy experience at Priority! All the staff there have been great and so helpful! Priority makes everyone feel at home and they make your therapy experience a lot of fun at the same time. Valerie is the best assistant at priority, make sure to find her first. She will make anyone’s time here the best and most comfortable, all while displaying excellent service and unbelievable professionalism! Also Dr. A is very knowledgeable in his profession and no one will be disappointed, the best place to get treatment!
Vered Nir
Vered Nir
12:27 03 Apr 19
This office is highly recommended. The staff goes over and beyond to make us patience extremely comfortable and always keeping a smile on my face. Doctor A is nothing but amazing! he is honest, I feel so confident that I was in great hands to care of me all these months but most of all hes extremely caring. That office makes me feel like I have another family! Thank you priority medical and rehab!!
Sandra Odalis Marrou
Sandra Odalis Marrou
22:06 20 Mar 19
I’ve been coming here for all my therapies since 2014 and then again 2018, Doctor A is awesome, caring, knowledgeable and a great professional. Also, Miss Valerie there is the best you can have, she runs the entire office and knows about all treatments and how to customize it to the patients’ needs. This office is definitely filled with professionalism and care ....
Diana Candamo
Diana Candamo
22:09 11 Mar 19
This chiropractor office is amazing from the front desk to the back stafff. Everyone is so friendly and welcoming. Dr.A has been treating me for about 6 weeks now and feeling better already. Valerie and Jocelyn are so good at their job and make me feel so comfortable along with the ladies in the back who do the acupuncture and massage therapy. Excellent practice with excellent staff.
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