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Forum Name: Spinal problems and back pain

Question: Cortisone shots

 scoutgirl - Thu Jan 25, 2007 10:14 pm

I am a 33yr old female that was involved in a car accident this past August. Long story short, the air bag deployed and I suffered moderate whiplash. I was undergoing physical therapy and needless to say nothing seemed to work. The Doctor injected my neck and mid back with cortisone shots. First time I ever had them.

I have been having mid back pain pretty much on and off for awhile but noticed it more and more frequently as of late. The person I am seeing told me that I have an indentation on my back in the affected area. Is this a side effect from the shots? What can I do to make this go away?
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Sat Mar 17, 2007 3:11 am

User avatar Cortisone injections can cause some subcutaneous fat atrophy (shrinking). This may be the cause of your skin dimpling. Without direct examination I cannot give you much more information than that.

Hope this helps.

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