Time to reconsider steroid injections in the spine?

Nikolai Bogduk
Med J Aust 2013; 199 (11): . || doi: 10.5694/mja13.11077
Published online: 16 December 2013

To the Editor: In their review, Harris and Buchbinder call for a ban on all spinal injections of steroids.1 These injections are not a singular procedure; they differ by indications, technique, and the evidence that serves each.

  • Nikolai Bogduk

  • Newcastle Bone and Joint Institute, Newcastle, NSW.


Competing interests:

I am a Board member of the International Spine Intervention Society; while I am an exponent of the procedures in question, I derive no income from them.


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