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Comment from: Grandma, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: February 17

I get regular epidural steroid injections for back pain and also neck and shoulder pain. I am experiencing more than usual hair loss and hair thinning.

Comment from: Leaf, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: March 03

I have leg pain in my upper legs because of steroid use.

Medically reviewed by Joseph T. Palermo, DO; Board Certification Internal Medicine/Geriatric Medicine


Fauci, Anthony S., et al. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine. 17th ed. United States: McGraw-Hill Professional, 2008.

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