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   Posted 7/6/2008 12:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi I had an accident and that is how it all began. I have herniated discs in my back and the ortho suggested going to a neurosurgeon about steroid injections /surgery eval. Ortho doesn't know the Neurologist is working up MS yet since the nuero did brain MRI. I am a little concerned since I do not want to create a flare. Has anyone had the injections in their back?

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   Posted 7/6/2008 1:13 PM (GMT -7)   
You need to get all your doctors on board with the MS investigation.  People with MS do have other health problems especially as we age.  People with MS have surgeries and other medical procedures.  Get all your doctors on the same page and you should do just fine.  I can't see why steroid injections would cause you to flare.  MS uses steroids all the time so it is not counter-indicated.  The only way it would cause you to flare is if your pain is not managed or if you are very stressed about this.  Again, get all your doctors on the same page - that part is crucial.

Gretchen       co-moderator MS board       diagnosed with MS July 2006

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   Posted 7/6/2008 2:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Gretchen: I will get them all onboard so they know about the MRI and workup. I guess what I was wondering about was the stress on the body having surgery or spinal injections. Right now I am not really stressed since I only have a few symptoms. The fatigue is too much to get excited about much. I just mellow out.
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