Cortisone Injections More Harmful than Good
Our top-rated physical therapy and chiropractic care clinic in North Center Chicago often has patients come to us as a last resort after they have exhausted the advice of their orthopedist, sports trainer, or doctors. And we take great pride in being able to transform these patients quality of life without surgery or other invasive treatments. However, if they had come to us sooner, we could have saved them many damaging treatments that often do more harm to our Chicago based patients than good.
Recently several new patients have to our office seeking care AFTER receiving cortisone injections. Cortisone injections are well known to create short-term improvements. A multi-study review in the Lancet showed cortisone injections did beat other interventions including physical therapy and chiropractic over the short-term. However, what the study also showed was “this effect was REVERSED at intermediate and long terms.” In other words, cortisone injections will have a NET NEGATIVE impact on your long term health and your situation will GET WORSE over time BECAUSE of cortisone injections.
Known Risk Factors and Side Effects of Cortisone Injections:
- Joint infection
- Nerve damage
- Thinking of skin and soft tissue around injection site (tissue destruction)
- Temporary pain and inflammation in the joint
- Thinning of bone (osteoporosis)
- Increased risk of fracture
- Death of bone (osteonecrosis)
- Increase in blood sugar (contraindicated for diabetics)
A Better Way for Chicago Residents to Achieve Pain-Free Living
Chicago residents in North Center, Roscoe Village, Logan Square, Lincoln Square, St. Bens, Lakeview and Ravenswood have the advantage of being able to visit our clinic, phyxMe Physical Therapy on West Irving Park Road. Dr. Daniel Jacobazzi's belief is that it is always best to find the root cause of the pain as opposed to treat just the symptoms.
With training as both a physical therapist and chiropractor, our examinations investigate both soft tissue (muscle or disc involvement) and joints (bone articulation) to determine the reason for the swelling, inflammation or pain. Using published and peer-reviewed models of analysis, our examination procedures identify the true cause of the problems.
Once the cause of your pain and dysfunction has been identified, a unique and custom fit treatment program can be developed to reduce your pain, restore function and return you back to normal activities WITHOUT restriction AND without negative long term side effects. Invest in yourself and your health by avoiding the “quick” and dangerous fix of cortisone injections. Get checked by a postural correction specialist, avoid the crisis down the road and keep doing what you love, uninterrupted!
Avoid unnecessary injections, drugs AND surgery. Contact us today or call us at 773-852-3335 to make your appointment and get back on the path to feeling good!