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Old 09-07-2017, 09:22 AM
Cheryl0331 Cheryl0331 is offline
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Default methylprednisolone

Has anyone been prescribed methylprednisolone tablet pack to help with inflammation?
49 years of age/5ft.7in./135 lbs./non-smoker/conservative treatments failed/2007 fusion C4-6 w/peek implants plate & screws, failed due to long term use of cox-2 inhibitor/2008 revised w/donor bone replace plate & screws/2009 fusion w/Roi-C implant C3-4/2015 MRI & CT shows incomplete fusion, significant central canal narrows at C3-4, mild posterior spurs C4-6, major ddd at C6-7, segmental kyphosis at C7-T1/ May 4th 2015 2-level ADR with Dr. Clavel Barcelona Spain, Hospital Quiron.
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Old 09-07-2017, 09:44 AM
annapurna annapurna is offline
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It's a pretty common treatment to calm inflammation for a short term solution. There are side effects, just like anything else, but the short duration that you'd be taking the steroid will minimize those. If you overdid and riled things up or caused an acute flare-up for some other reason, it's a pretty good way to deal with it.
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