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Does steroid shots for back pain elevate blood pressure?

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itsmetoo2 26 Feb 2010

Yes, this is a temporary side effect.

I found this on the net:
"A potentially serious side-effect of cortisone injection, though rare, is infection. The best prevention is careful injection technique, with sterilization of the skin using iodine and/or alcohol.

Also, patients with diabetes may have a brief period of increase in their blood sugar which they should watch for closely.

By the same token, patients with blood pressure problems may have temporary aggravation of their hypertension."

http://www.arthritis-treatment-and-relief.com/cortisone-shot-side-effects.html

kimmie1 27 Feb 2010

Those shots never helped me at all. I hope you have greater success than I did...

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