So the use of epidurals for the management
of back pain is a bit of an old-fashioned approach to managing an individual’s back
pain. There are newer types of injections which can be useful and these are supported
in the latest back pain guidelines. The general pros for using injections is they can be enough
to break the cycle of pain for an individual to allow them to participate in physical therapies.
The negatives are generally few and injections are very safe to perform. The big issue, however,
is that it may shift an individual’s approach to managing their pain and from a physical
therapies based approach to becoming reliant on the use of these injections to control