This Rx Wasn’t Much Help for Back Pain

If you've suffered through the pain of a herniated disc, you may have taken the steroid prednisone to dull the discomfort But as it turns out, it may not be all that helpful

I'm Rachelle Grossman with your latest health news A new study found that prednisone did not decrease the back pain from a herniated disk – much to the surprise of researchers Steroids like prednisone can have an anti-inflammatory effect however and researchers did find that patients had significant functional improvement while on the drug While this finding may seem disappointing, researchers say it may help doctors eliminate treatments that aren't useful and find more successful therapies

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