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Steroid Injection Linked With Significant Bone Loss in Postmenopausal Women Treated for Back Pain, Henry Ford Hospital Study



12/3/2012 7:44:17 AM

Postmenopausal women suffered significant bone density loss in their hip after they were treated with an epidural steroid injection for back pain relief, according to a Henry Ford Hospital study. Bone density loss after six months was six times greater when compared to the typical bone density loss seen in a year in a postmenopausal woman who doesn't receive steroid injection, researchers say.

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