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I suffer from lower back pain and my doctor recommends cortisone injections, but it frightens me.

While I wouldn’t rule out this option completely, I would keep it only as a last resort because cortisone is particularly harmful to your health. It weakens the adrenal glands, which are responsible for managing stress and controlling your body’s overall hormonal balance.

The adrenals play an important role in regulating blood sugar levels and controlling inflammation. Ironically, cortisone provides fast, short-term anti-inflammatory relief, but in the long run, harms the very same glands that control inflammation!

Before going down this road, I suggest first trying A.Vogel Joint Pain Relief and A.Vogel Stinging Nettle.

The former reduces inflammation without causing long-term problems, but you’ll need to be patient because its powerful action can take three to four weeks to reach full effect.

The latter, stinging nettle, helps strengthen joints, prevents deterioration and supports the regeneration of tissue, when that’s still possible. This plant helps the kidneys eliminate acids, the big culprits behind weakened joints.

There are many risks associated with cortisone injections, especially if the treatment is repeated. For a more detailed explanation, speak with your pharmacist. Have a look at this text about arthritis and osteoarthritis, which you might find helpful.

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