Epidural Steroid Injection Paralyzes Woman at Denver ASC

The case of a 60-year-old woman paralyzed from the waist down after receiving an epidural injection of Kenalog at a Denver surgical center has reignited the debate over the off label use of corticosteroids.

Epidural steroid injections are the most common procedure doctors perform for low back pain — done nearly 9 million times a year. But the FDA has never approved epidural steroid injections for spinal use (they’re approved for muscles and joints).

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