Slip-Disc Medication Has Failed to Cure the Slipped Disc
Slip-Disc Medications (painkillers & steroid spinal injections) have failed to fix slipped discs! Besides, they can harm you more than they can help! Instead, get holistic targeted slip disc treatment as an alternative to injections and medication; contact a center near you today.
Medication and Slip-Disc. Can Medication Cure Slip-Disc?
The role of slip-disc medication is a topic of value. Can Medication Cure Slip-Disc? This question is perhaps the most common question asked by patients that suffer from a slip-disc. We all live in a world heavily influenced by pharmaceutical advertisements pedaling their latest pain-killing drugs. Their programming of our thoughts and mind are never at rest. And as such, most of us have come to believe that medication and drugs can offer a cure or a fix for all types of diseases. As much as we may want to wish for this, it is not true! Drugs do not cure! It is just that simple. Opt for the best slip-disc treatment in KL today.
To date, there isn’t a slip-disc medication, vitamins, minerals, or other forms of supplements that can fix and repair a slip-disc. A mechanical disorder causes slip-disc, and as such, it will not respond favorably to a chemical solution. Thus, so is the uselessness of steroidal spinal injections and medication (painkillers) when it comes to the repair and retraction of a slip-disc.
Frankly speaking, drugs are dumb! They cannot target a particular tissue. Hence, their failure when it comes to correcting and repair. When it comes to a slip-disc, a drug can only subdue some of the symptoms. Their use is limited and often associated with compilations if you want to know how medication finds the pain.
Avoid Spinal Injection: Epidural Injections, Steroidal Injections, Facet Block Injections and Nerve Block Injections
Nowadays, surgeons and surgical centers offer a wide variety of injectable medications directly delivered into the spine. Spinal Injections can be more harmful and even fatal. Back pain, neck pain, and slip-disc have not killed anyone, but the side effects of injectables have harmed, paralyzed, and even killed many. For some, the cure was worse than the slip-disc. So, do some research and learn about all of the side effects before the jab in that needle. The majority of the hospitals or clinics that offer these injectables will not verbalize the side effects but provide one or more finely typed sheets of paper that require your signature. The small font size of the typeface prevents most from reading beyond the first few lines—almost every patient signs these sheets acknowledging and giving their consent to the injection.
If you ever find yourself in a situation where you are encouraged to have an injection delivered to your spinal canal: ask questions before signing or agreeing. Spinal injections can provide relief, but the relief you get is temporary and possibly may result in additional health issues due to the harmful side effects. To familiarize you with some, we have provided on this page a list of the most common spinal injections below:
- Epidural steroid injection.
- Selective nerve root block (SNRB)
- Facet joint block.
- Facet rhizotomy
- Sacroiliac joint block
Spinal Injections have some of the worst complications of any Drugs given to a Slip-Disc patient
Every medication you put in your body has side effects. Some can tolerate these side effects, while others will need emergency services for recovery. The injectable medication is no different. They, too, come with some nasty side effects. If you surf the net, you may find web pages that minimize or even be dismissive of the side effects associated with spinal injections. Most of these web pages are either put up or supported by surgical or pharmaceutical companies. Well, the reality is far from the pictures these websites paint. In fact, spinal injections can lead to stroke and even death. So, why would you choose a treatment option that has the potential of killing you?
Complications of Slip-Disc Medication
Every drug has a side effect. A simple way to avoid the harmful side effects of drugs is by taking them only when needed. Avoid medicating for mild or moderate pain and avoid preemptive dosing of medication. As Hippocrates once said: Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.
The Deadly Side-Effects of Spinal Injections
Medication offered for those with slip-disc can have a devastating impact on health and even longevity. A slip-disc will not kill you. It may feel like it is killing you, but none has died from a slip-disc. The same can't be said about medication given to slip-disc patients. Far too many have been killed taking slip-disc medication. The worse of the killer drugs are injectable. We have listed some of the associated side effects of spinal inactions below:
- Spinal Infections of varying degrees, including Osteomyelitis
- Localized increase in pain
- Dural Puncture (occurs when the sheet covering the spinal sac is punctured)
- Headaches and Migraines of varying severity (can occur from Dural Puncture)
- Nerve Damage (from direct needle trauma)
Would you please not take our word for it? Would you mind reading a report published in the New York Times on spinal injections?
Epidural Steroid Injection: A Procedure That Can Be More Damaging Than The Slip-Disc
An epidural steroid injection (known by its’ acronym: ESI) is an invasive procedure often prescribed for slip-disc patients. Advocates of the epidural claim that the steroid contains slip-disc medication to help relieve slip-disc pain in the neck, back, arms, or legs. Opponents of epidural steroid injections relate that the procedure is too risky and the beneficial impacts are minimal and always short-lived at best. We happened to agree with the opponents of all invasive procedures, and the epidural steroid injection for a slip-disc is at the very top of our list. In fact, our doctors believe that steroid injection for slip-disc is an absolute waste, especially given the potentials for developing life-threatening complications. You are better off living with the pain instead of risking your health or life for minimal gains.
Selective Nerve Root Block (SNRB): An Unreliable Procedure with Little Value for Slip-Disc
The Selective Nerve Root Block (SNRB) test to see if spinal nerve root impingement is the source of pain. SNRB is yet another useless test designed by pharmaceutical to make money. The Selective Nerve Root Block test is for two basic purposes:
- Identify a pinched nerve in slip-disc patients
- Decrease pain (slip-disc medication)
Both of the above clinical uses are laughable as a non-surgical therapeutic measure. Clinics and surgical centers that utilize SNRB either lack clinical judgment or have planned to squeeze as much money out of you. It is just that simple. Here is how the shameless do this procedure:
- Once ready, they will take you into an operating room or a surgical unit where a surgical team (surgeon, radiologist, and sometimes anesthesiologist, and few surgical nurses) is waiting for your arrival.
- They will insert a needle into your spine under fluoroscopy (specialized x-ray device)
- They will inject steroids close to your spinal nerve; each segment injected can take up to 30-45 minutes.
- If your pain goes away, they have identified an irritated nerve, and after a nerve is identified, they often proceed to the next segment to rule out multiple segmental involvements.
What is the Best Alternative To SNRB Injections?
We mentioned SNRB as a useless test with horrendous side effects that include paralysis, meningitis, and death. No, thank you very much! There is a far easier way to test the impact of a pinched nerve! The reason why they don't do it is monetary. There is money in simple tests; we have included six non-invasive orthopedic tests below for review:
- Milgrams test
- Kemps test
- Valsalva's maneuver
- Cervical compression tests
- cervical distraction tests
Combining the tests above with MRI studies is the safest and least harmful way of assessing a slipped disc and its impact on the nerve root.
The Facet Joint Block: Avoid this useless slip-disc procedure at all costs
Facet Joint Injection or block is the spine surgeon’s Golden Goose for those diagnosed with facet hypertrophy or arthritis. This little injection touted as a slip-disc medication has made millions for spine surgeons and surgical centers that offer them. It has little to no value clinically. But, yet so many doctors and surgeons are busy injecting poor slipped-disc patients with these harmful and useless poisons. We wonder if they would do the same to their daughters, sons, mother, father, or wife. Of course not; they know the harmful effects. It is better for them and not you.
A facet joint block injection, better referred to as a facet block, or a facet injection is often performed for the lumbar but can be done for the neck and upper back of unsuspecting slip-disc patients. This useless procedure is for those diagnosed with a facet joint issue or back pain. Here is the procedure:
- The hospitals' surgical team will bring you into a procedure room (often a semi-surgical room)
- Most surgical centers and hospitals will place you on an IV line (Drip)
- They will numb the area of injection. Once ready, they will insert the long needle into your spine under x-ray guidance (fluoroscopy), where they will inject a dye into the area to assert the surgeon of the proper site
- Once confirmed, they inject the steroid into your joint
- They will continue to do the same for the opposite side and may need to repeat this at multiple segments
Can Medication Fix Slip-Disc? Learn about the Medication Given in a Facet Joint Block
A facet block or facet injections are useless because they do not fix the cause of your pain. Facet blocks only desensitize (dumbs) your nerves. But, the worse are the two types of complications:
- Major complications
- Minor issues
Major complications of a Facet Joint Block given to a slip-disc patient include the following:
- Major infections
- Nerve Damage
- Spinal Cord Damage
- Worsening of pain leading to excruciatingly severe symptoms
- Infections (Infectious complications including but not limited to endocarditis, epidural abscess, septic arthritis, and meningitis following a facet joint injection)
Facet Joint Block issues or minor complications as seen in most slip-disc patients are:
- Allergic reactions (to contrast, anesthetic or steroids)
- Minor infections
A Facet Rhizotomy and Sacroiliac joint block: Good for the Surgeon-Bad the Slip-Disc Patient
A Facet Rhizotomy is another genius moneymaker for surgical centers. It does little to no benefit to the patient while producing significant healthcare revenue. In our view, the Facet Rhizotomy procedures and the Sacroiliac Joint Block are at best unwise methods that can drastically complicate recovery from a slip-disc. In short, regardless of how the slip-disc medication is delivered into your system, it fails!
The proponents of these procedures claim it offers lasting pain relief while opponents call it Pandora’s box: benefiting surgeons and hospitals. We will briefly go over both points of view. But first, let’s see how this is administered.
A facet rhizotomy or a sacroiliac joint block or injections are carried out similarly to an epidural:
- A needle with a probe gets inserted into the joint space of your spine or the S/I (sacroiliac joint).
- Heat is then applied to the probes through radio waves to kill the sensory nerve within the painful joint.
The killing of this sensory nerve prevents all future communication between your brain and the impacted joint. Once the sensory nerve is destroyed, your brain will not know what is happening with the joint at all. In other words, your brain will no longer receive information on the status or well-being of the joint. It would be similar to cutting the dashboard wires that illuminate your vehicle’s warning light: no more check light engine, brakes light, or door open lights.
The warning signs (dashboard lights) in your car are for your safety, so is the pain you feel. The panel lights and symptoms of pain are critical communication informing you of potential dangers. Cutting them dead is almost as bad as play Russian Rolette. So, avoid the advice of those who water down the risks and ignore their unwise recommendations regardless of how educated they may be.
To Medicate or Not to Medicate a Slip-Disc? The Choice is Yours!
If you suffer from intractable pain, medication can offer some relief. On many occasions, patients have had similar to even better relief by just applying ice to the affected area. Icing, better known as Cryotherapy, can be helpful if your doctor or therapists have had the chance to evaluate you fully. If you have been told to ice your neck or back, please make sure that you follow proper icing instructions. Improper icing can negatively impact your health and wellbeing. In fact, it can worsen your slip-disc. So, take care and follow the instruction given by our clinical teams or your caregiver.
To conclude, spinal injections and medication for slipped discs are not curative; contact one of our centers for an effective alternative to medication painkillers and spinal injections.
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