Dr Oz: Epidural Steroid Injections – Risks Outweigh Benefits
Dr. Oz has been revealing some of his best secrets for dealing with common pains like back, neck and shoulder pains and none of his solutions call for any type of medication. He shared how elastic therapeutic tape can treat your neck pain and how a simple exercise to cut down on your back pain. He also shared his concerns about epidural steroid injections as a means to ease back pain. You are going to want to read the risks Dr. Oz revealed before you even consider the shots as a good way to relieve your pain.
Vitamin D Deficiency Shown To Be Cause Of Chronic Back Pain
While many people will literally try anything, from medications to steroid injections, to fix their back pain, Dr. Oz said there are many alternative treatments that are safe and effective.
Dr. Janna Friedly said her best advice for patients with back pain is to give the back time to heal. She also pointed out that vitamin D deficiency has been linked to chronic back pain. So, if the pain persists after letting your back rest, it might be worth your while to get your vitamin D levels checked.
ElectroAcupuncture Treats Back Pain
Another alternative treatment for back pain is acupuncture. Dr. Oz invited acupuncturist Daniel Hsu to demonstrate ElectroAcupuncture. This procedure is similar to traditional acupuncture with the added benefit of sending electrical stimulation right to the source of your pain.
Dr. Hsu demonstrated on one of his current patients how ElectroAcupuncture works and explained how the treatment works.
- Traditional acupuncture needles are poked into specific areas of the back.
- Electrodes are connected between a tiny handheld stimulator and the metal part of the acupuncture needles.
- The device is turned on and stimulation is adjusted according to the needs of the patient.