7 Reasons You Should Avoid Epidural Injections in Your Spine

  • FDA PDF DownloadEpidural Injections into your spine for bad discs or pain are NOT FDA APPROVED. (This fact is not a criticism of using epidural injections during labor.) We are specifically referring to the use of epidural injections as treatment for the pain of sciatica, stenosis, arthritis, degenerative, bulging and herniated discs.
  • The reason they are NOT FDA APPROVED is because they have not been proven to be safe or effective at all for that purpose. Yet, medical professionals are still advising this unproven approach to patients as an answer. Using these shots that are not designed to help your spine, your discs, or your pain, is known as in the drug and medical industries as “off label” use. How does that sit with you? Is it really the answer you are looking for or deserve?
  • Epidural Injections are destructive and dangerous to your health; which is why the FDA will not approve them as treat­ment for spinal pain, sciatica, stenos is, and other disc issues. They simply do much more damage than good to you – espe­cially if you have received more than one injection! Even one single injection could cause permanent bone loss (osteoporosis) and increase your chances of a future spinal fracture by 21 %.
  • There are also additional dangers that the proponents of epidural injections don’t want you to know: weight gain, cata­racts, auto immune disorders, infections, elevated blood sugar levels, damage to blood vessels, bleeding, dura puncture, nerve damage, paralysis, stroke and even the possibility of death. (Which has unfortunately occurred multiple times.) We believe you deserve better than these side effects and possibilities of irreversible damage that are proven to be linked to epidural injections.
  • Epidural Injections were never created to treat the CAUSE of your pain or inflammation. Treating your pain or your inflammation does not treat WHY you have your pain or inflammation. It’s the same as having a rock in your shoe causing you pain and inflammation, and instead of removing the rock you inject your foot with anti-inflammatories and take pain medication, which will not cure the cause of the problem and allow your condition to get worse. This is why the epidural injection approach only adds to the problems for you, and also why the FDA will not approve these injections for your spinal, disc, or pain issues!
  • Multiple epidural injections can lead to spinal surgery. When you treat your pain with dangerous and ineffective epidural injections, it can only allow your condition to worsen and ultimately leading to the recommendation of spinal surgery as a last resort effort to alleviate your pain and discomfort. Most people who have received spinal surgery received epidural injections before going under the knife. Unfortunately, the results of epidural injections were likely disingenuous and inef­fective, leading to a worsening of the symptoms and then surgery. There are millions of people who have tried epidural injections to cure their back pain who can tell you that these injections are futile and dangerous.
  • The medical industry has an agenda that they want you to fall in to, leading to drugs, injections, and multiple surgeries over your lifetime – all of which they profit from. Don’t allow your health and your well-being to take a back seat to corpo­rate greed! You can live pain free, without receiving a single epidural injection, and we can show you how.
h jacobson
h jacobson
15:26 07 Nov 22
As a physician I am critical of other professionals and wary of chiropractors. There has been an inconsistency in the past in training and services.I have waited to write this until I have had significant experience.Now that I have observed Dr. Roffler and his staff for over 2 months, it is evident that he is a unique, skilled, and compassionate specialist. His initial assessment determined if treatment or additional studies are required. He has standard chiropractic techniques in addition to the Disc decompression technology. This seems to be exactly as advertised. Some of the other patients were sent by surgeons in an attempt to delay or prevent the need for an operation. Either way, an opinion from Dr. Roffler will be enlightening.
Rosimar Plana
Rosimar Plana
13:46 12 Oct 22
The ability to get back to my life has significantly increased. Thank you to Dr. Roffler and his wonderful team. You guys rock.
Iris Cruz
Iris Cruz
14:06 26 Aug 22
Finally found a place to help with neuropathy pain. Friendly, professional staff and a relaxed environment to focus on exercise. Simply love it.
Laura Gelaides
Laura Gelaides
19:29 20 Jul 22
I LOVE THIS ESTABLISHMENT!!! Dr. Roffler is so great and helps me feel better every visit! It’s a work in progress for me. And the Staff, these ladies are FABULOUS here! So accommodating, caring and work very hard to keep this boat afloat!! “TAKE YOUR LIFE BACK” Your journey to wellness begins here. 🙂 thank you to all!
Marcus McIntire
Marcus McIntire
17:16 19 Jul 22
I trust Dr. Roffler completely. You can, too. He is a fine physician and a fine man. With his help and guidance, I will walk, ski, fish, and surf again. Thank-You, Doctor Roffler and Your Staff of Excellence.
Richard Seidman
Richard Seidman
18:11 22 Jun 22
Everyone is helpful and caring and decompression treatments have allowed me to avoid surgery.
JohnMike Clough
JohnMike Clough
08:41 27 Apr 22
Everyone is very professional and nice and they check up on you when you’re going through therapy to make sure you’re feeling OK. Thank you
Ira Erber
Ira Erber
18:41 08 Apr 22
Was wonderful, very knowledgeable staff! Dr.Roffler was very competent and very good at his ability to explain the diagnosis and a future plan for rehabilitation for me! I would choose him again! Thanks for reading ! Sincerely IRA A Erber
Leon Grover
Leon Grover
15:12 28 Mar 22
Dr Roffler, Audrey, Tracie, Angie and Kay are caring and very accommodating. The treatments work great and are a natural way to help the body heal itself naturally. This replaces the need for risky surgeries and pills or topalgesic creams that only mask the problem and help temporarily.
Bob Pound
Bob Pound
16:15 14 Feb 22
I love this place! Dr. Roffler and the entire staff are like family and work tirelessly to correct whatever spinal anomalies / pain you may have. They have the latest equipment and expertise to address your every need.I highly recommend Disc Centers of America @ Winter Park Spine & Injury!
Tabitha Rubin
Tabitha Rubin
14:45 21 Jan 22
Dr Pancake is the best! I won't go anywhere else for my neck or back issues. Super friendly staff too!
Scott Jumper
Scott Jumper
17:15 22 Dec 21
I have been using Disc Centers of America for years. I have done decompression and get regular adjustment. I have had and appreciate the great results.
Doreen Blume
Doreen Blume
17:57 29 Nov 21
Very Very helpful The staff was Amazing as was the doctor I'm going back for sure I tuely believe that my pain will be taken care of
Christina Wilder Soper
Christina Wilder Soper
14:28 25 Oct 21
I have been dealing with chronic issues with my back for years. I recently had a car accident in December which caused the issues to become more difficult to live with. I had give up hope in ever feeling good again. I started my treatment with Dr Roffler in July. The difference it has made has been amazing. The staff there is wonderful! They are so sweet and helpful and care about helping you feel better and heal!
Denise Godreau
Denise Godreau
19:07 17 Mar 20
I have been coming to deal with "adhesive capsulitis" on my shoulder. The treatment of adjustments, laser and stimulation has helped tremendously. Almost as importantly, the staff is so positive and nice, it is a treat to visit the office!
Kathy Smith
Kathy Smith
23:00 02 Mar 20
A friend recommended Dr. Roffler to me. I have been in low back pain for many years. I have been adjusted and adjusted again only to have the same issue continue. I was informed that I have herniated discs. I am in the process of decompression treatments and although I haven’t yet experienced totally painless days, I have experienced some pain free days. The sun is shining and I have hope. The doctor is knowledgeable and the staff is friendly and welcoming. Definitely recommend this office!
Priscila Cosentino Sands
Priscila Cosentino Sands
21:07 03 Feb 20
Friendly service, great staff. Thank you Dr. Roffler and staff. You guys are great. Keep making people happy and healthy.
Bryan Ferngren
Bryan Ferngren
20:53 03 Feb 20
Great service and staff. Dr. Roffler really cares about making you healthy and staying that way. Personal treatment in an impersonal world. Thank you Winter Park Spine & Injury!
Sabra Raymer
Sabra Raymer
13:36 20 Jan 20
Everyone is absolutely amazing here. It reminds of “Cheers”. The moment you walk through the door you feel at home. My pain has decreased significantly and Dr. Roffler helped me understand why and what was going on. I recommend them with great honor!
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