Orally ingested anabolic steroids have their place in the performance enhancing world and can often provide a nice boost but for the majority of healthy adult men they should not form the basis of your steroid use . You should view orals as piece of the larger puzzle; we can even go as far to say that while they are useful and effective many of you will find they are largely never needed and all your goals can largely and far more safely be met by the use of injectable anabolics and nothing more. One of the primary reasons many gym rats the world over use steroid pills is due to a lack of patience and an insatiable desire for immediate results. True performance enhancing, like so many things in life not only requires hard work and an understanding of what youre doing along with strict discipline but patience as well; nothing you do will be as important as the discipline and patience you display and in the long run you will be thankful you did.
Although epidural steroid injections (also called epidural corticosteroid injections) may be helpful to confirm a diagnosis, they should be used primarily after a specific presumptive diagnosis has been established. Also, injections should not be used in isolation, but rather in conjunction with a program stressing muscle flexibility, strengthening, and functional restoration.
Proper follow-up after injections to assess the patient's treatment response and ability to progress in the rehabilitation program is essential. A limited number of injections can be tried to reduce pain, but careful monitoring of the response is required prior to a second or third injection.
I had three injections all of which worked for a few days to two weeks then stopped. The excruciating pain returned and only Vicoden 5 mg 3-4 times a day controlled the pain. Vicoden at that dose is the lowest dose prescribed. it worked perfectly for several years and doctors refused to prescribed opioids for fear of losing their license. My sister recently died of throat cancer and she complained constantly of pain. She died with unrelieved pain. As a cancer patient she was prescribed Morphine 2 mg. every 6 hours. That is beyond ridiculous but keeps our doctor’s license safe. Our doctors are violating their Hippocratic oath – Do No Harm. They had added a caveat “except when the government is breathing down your neck. Then the patient be damned. I am glad this helped you Randy. I don’t know your clinical status but I am sure it differs from mine. Do you have severe and crippling arthritis?