I'm 31 & have chronic disc degeneration in my lower back with 3 disc bulges, in particular L5/S1 which has currently caused my foot to go numb & is very painful. I'm 26 weeks pregnant & my neurosurgeon advised me not to have the steroid injections as even though they are localised, the drug is still absorbed into the body & passed onto foetus. So its lots of laying down for me punctuated by 6 x 10 minute gentle walks a day & slow release paracetamol (if i can manage with this & not take anything stronger). Frustrating to say the least
Which made Canseco’s second benefactor — Mike Wallace — all the more important. John Hamlin, a producer at 60 Minutes , had gotten a tip about Canseco’s book from a friend at another network. (The friend couldn’t act on it because his employer was a Major League Baseball rights holder.) Hamlin began calling baseball people and confirming the details. Almost no one would talk on the record, but they suggested that Canseco’s account was true. One of the few allegations Hamlin couldn’t verify was Canseco’s insistence that Roger Clemens was juicing.
How often cortisone injections are given varies based on the reason for the injection. This is determined on a case-by-case basis by the health care practitioner. If a single cortisone injection is curative, then further injections are unnecessary. Sometimes, a series of injections might be necessary; for example, cortisone injections for a trigger finger may be given every three weeks, to a maximum of three times in one affected finger. In other instances, such as knee osteoarthritis, a second cortisone injection may be given approximately three months after the first injection, but the injections are not generally continued on a regular basis.