Steroids injections into the spine are frequently used as an off label treatment for pain. While common, these injections can cause serious neurological injury. Before having this procedure, you should make sure you understand and discuss these risks with your doctor.
Arizona hospitals frequently try to keep an injured patient from getting reports that document the hospital's mistakes that caused their injury. Longstanding Arizona law, however, requires hospitals to give patients these incident reports. Recently hospitals use a new federal law to try to block patients from getting these reports. This argument is wrong, however, because the new federal law was never intended to prevent a hospital from giving patients incident reports.
Now that Millions Are Dangerously Addicted, The Medical Community Is Making An About Face on Opioids
Opoid deaths are more of a problem than car accidents. Now with many patient's addicted to potent pain medications, and doctors are shutting off the supply to their patients without the necessary support and care.
Tests and procedures carry risk. The Choosing Wisely site can give you very useful information to help help navigate these important decisions.