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Steroid Injection

What is in a Steroid Injection?

A steroid, or cortisone, is usually injected as an anti-inflammatory agent. Inflammation is a common component of many low back conditions and reducing inflammation helps reduce pain. The injection also contains a fast-acting local anesthetic is used for temporary pain relief and saline that is used to dilute the local anesthetic and act as a flushing agent to dilute the chemicals that promote inflammation.