Time to reconsider steroid injections in the spine?

Ian A Harris and Rachelle Buchbinder
Med J Aust 2013; 199 (4): . || doi: 10.5694/mja12.11696
Published online: 19 August 2013

Steroid injections to the spine provide no advantage over placebo, but do carry risks of harm

  • Ian A Harris1
  • Rachelle Buchbinder2,3

  • 1 South Western Sydney Clinical School, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW.
  • 2 Monash Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Cabrini Health, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 3 Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health, Monash University, Melbourne, VIC.


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