7 Reasons You Should Avoid Epidural Injections in Your Spine

  • FDA PDF DownloadEpidural Injections into your spine for bad discs or pain are NOT FDA APPROVED. (This fact is not a criticism of using epidural injections during labor.) We are specifically referring to the use of epidural injections as treatment for the pain of sciatica, stenosis, arthritis, degenerative, bulging and herniated discs.
  • The reason they are NOT FDA APPROVED is because they have not been proven to be safe or effective at all for that purpose. Yet, medical professionals are still advising this unproven approach to patients as an answer. Using these shots that are not designed to help your spine, your discs, or your pain, is known as in the drug and medical industries as “off label” use. How does that sit with you? Is it really the answer you are looking for or deserve?
  • Epidural Injections are destructive and dangerous to your health; which is why the FDA will not approve them as treat­ment for spinal pain, sciatica, stenos is, and other disc issues. They simply do much more damage than good to you – espe­cially if you have received more than one injection! Even one single injection could cause permanent bone loss (osteoporosis) and increase your chances of a future spinal fracture by 21 %.
  • There are also additional dangers that the proponents of epidural injections don’t want you to know: weight gain, cata­racts, auto immune disorders, infections, elevated blood sugar levels, damage to blood vessels, bleeding, dura puncture, nerve damage, paralysis, stroke and even the possibility of death. (Which has unfortunately occurred multiple times.) We believe you deserve better than these side effects and possibilities of irreversible damage that are proven to be linked to epidural injections.
  • Epidural Injections were never created to treat the CAUSE of your pain or inflammation. Treating your pain or your inflammation does not treat WHY you have your pain or inflammation. It’s the same as having a rock in your shoe causing you pain and inflammation, and instead of removing the rock you inject your foot with anti-inflammatories and take pain medication, which will not cure the cause of the problem and allow your condition to get worse. This is why the epidural injection approach only adds to the problems for you, and also why the FDA will not approve these injections for your spinal, disc, or pain issues!
  • Multiple epidural injections can lead to spinal surgery. When you treat your pain with dangerous and ineffective epidural injections, it can only allow your condition to worsen and ultimately leading to the recommendation of spinal surgery as a last resort effort to alleviate your pain and discomfort. Most people who have received spinal surgery received epidural injections before going under the knife. Unfortunately, the results of epidural injections were likely disingenuous and inef­fective, leading to a worsening of the symptoms and then surgery. There are millions of people who have tried epidural injections to cure their back pain who can tell you that these injections are futile and dangerous.
  • The medical industry has an agenda that they want you to fall in to, leading to drugs, injections, and multiple surgeries over your lifetime – all of which they profit from. Don’t allow your health and your well-being to take a back seat to corpo­rate greed! You can live pain free, without receiving a single epidural injection, and we can show you how.
Rachel Swyers
Rachel Swyers
18:57 27 Oct 21
Finding Disc Centers of America and Dr. Taylor changed my life! I was in constant pain, unable to do normal everyday... chores, and at times only able to walk with a cane. The non surgical spinal decompression therapy is pain free and so easy to do it's hard to believe it actually works, but I am living proof that it really does! Dr. Taylor and Becky are such kind and welcoming people, they make the experience so positive and enjoyable that I didn't want it to end. They really care about their patients well being and lives. Highly recommend!!!read more
Lawrence Williams
Lawrence Williams
20:27 20 Oct 21
The staff is knowledgeable and caring. The Spina therapy relieved me of my sciatica pain. I am NOT experiencing any of... the former pain in my lower back and legs. I am doing core strengthing exercises to keep the improvements I achieved by way of the treatments at Disc Centers. THANK YOU!!read more
Chris Wayne
Chris Wayne
00:15 13 Oct 21
Really great experience at the Kennesaw location. Very professional, friendly and attentive.I had a herniated disc and... a bulged disc. Life was miserable.I am now completely pain free and back to normal. I would highly recommend them to anyone with back issues.read more
Macaria Rochez
Macaria Rochez
22:52 09 Jun 21
Disc center has been an absolute blessing for me. I’ve been dealing with Sciatica nerve pain and lower back pain for... over 10 years now. No doctor has been able to relieve me of any pain. In just just 9 sessions of treatment, I am gaining better mobility and participation in more activities like cooking, bathing, walking and shopping. I feel like I am regaining my life again after so many years of pain. I was very depressed and felt like I had no more solutions and only options was surgery. But Dr. Taylor has giving me hope and I am regaining my confidence and my life back. So I highly recommend Disc Center for anyone suffering in back pain and sciatica. We appreciate you very muchread more
Sherrie Taylor
Sherrie Taylor
15:19 27 Apr 21
Dr Taylor and staff are incredible. Recently I injured my shoulder at the gym, Dr Taylor used a Cold Laser to help... speed up healing. After 6 sessions with the laser, I’m no longer in pain. I truly recommend using the laser treatment. Thank you Dr Taylor!!read more
Elizabeth Lalvani
Elizabeth Lalvani
12:06 05 Jan 21
I am so incredibly thankful that I found ProSpine. From being a dancer for over 20 years and having a handful of joint... and back problems, Dr. Taylor has helped me tremendously. He's helped me understand the importance of long term and preventative care. I have trusted him with my back injuries and I have never felt better. I have never understood my body better than I do today. His secretary Sherice is also extremely sweet. She makes sure that you have every alert possible for your appointment and has a great personality. Both her and Dr. Taylor make a great team and leave you wondering why you've never visited before. It's not worth being in pain every day. Schedule your appointment now!read more
Roz Matthews
Roz Matthews
22:26 20 Nov 20
I've seen many chiropractors over the last 15yrs, and Dr. Taylor is one of the best. He is genuinely interested in your... health and always adjusts perfectly. I always feel like a new person after each visit. Very cool doc 🙂 Highly recommend.The staff is amazing! Shout out to Becky and Shanice (sorry if I got your name wrong) 🙂read more
Carole Paul
Carole Paul
20:25 23 Oct 20
I have been receiving excellent care from Dr. Raymond Taylor at this facility since he became the owner. Dr. Taylor is... very knowledgeable about the muscular and skeletal system and can pinpoint the exact location of my pain quickly during examination. I was suffering from sciatica and Dr. Taylor has resolved it to the point that it has not returned. I recommend Dr. Taylor and continue to get an adjustment once a month and it has made a world of difference. By the way, I am 74 1/2 years old and I feel like Dr. Taylor at ProSpine Wellness keeps me going!read more
Stephanie Oxborrow
Stephanie Oxborrow
01:08 08 Oct 20
Wonderful experience! I have zero chiropractic experience but went to Dr. Taylor for help with some pain. He was very... thorough and explained everything clearly - over the course of multiple visits everything was very professional and helpful!read more
Jasmin Valencia
Jasmin Valencia
17:00 02 Oct 20
Where to begin? Dr. Taylor has great chair side manner, he’s very knowledgeable and patient. He really hears out the... problem and then works his magic finding those trigger points. Every time I leave his office I feel renewed. He also gives me pointers on how to make myself comfortable in between sessions. Another thing I love is the privacy in between patients (especially during a pandemic) patients are not scheduled overlapping each other and when you’re there you have the doctors attention which like many of us have experienced that’s not the usual case. You’re not just a number- you’re an actual patient that is cared about at Prospine wellness.Keep it up! 🙂read more
Nay Nayyy
Nay Nayyy
22:00 10 Aug 20
Dr. Taylor is awesome! He is very attentive and listens to what you need. He then tailors your treatment to your own... specific needs. Most chiropractors I’ve been to have just given me a generalized treatment without addressing my individual issue. I come visit Dr. Taylor every week now and it is life-changing. Best chiropractic experience I’ve ever had.read more
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